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pronunciation

Postby spqr » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:56 pm

Listening to Wheelocks pronunciation files the the reader pronounces words with -iam at the end of the word as "yam" but in words with -ius at the end the vowels are pronounced separately. Why wouldn't words with -ius at the end be pronounced "yuhs" as in the word alius?
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Re: pronunciation

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:58 am

If he doesn't pronounce filiam as three syllables, then he's doing it incorrectly. Unless there is a vowel before the i (Troia), or unless it is at the beginning of the word, (iam), it shouldn't be pronounced like a y.

Incidentally, even though iam is one syllable, etiam is three.
mihi iussa capessere fas est
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