Pronounciation Issues

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Pronounciation Issues

Post by Tertius Robertus » Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:42 am


I'm using the classical pronounciation and I can't figure how to pronounce neither vu nor ji, like in ablativus, vulgus, adjiciat, objicit. :oops:

If anyone could describe it to me or compare with anything, will help me immensely. :D


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Post by Ulpianus » Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:03 am

At the risk of starting some dreadful war over the niceties of pronunciation, I would say (and assuming you can follow my English words):

vu (or, often now, uu) = approximately as in "wood" or "wool": So "ab la tee wuss", "wool guss".

ji (or, generally now, ii) = "yi", and in "ying": ad yik ee at.

Basically, v = consonant u = w. j = consonant i = y. Probably not perfect, but "good enough".

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Post by Lucus Eques » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:24 pm

That's definitely the right method, Ulpiane (nomen mihi placet, obiter).

I'd like to emphasize, however, the pronunciation of the vowels, that is their quality: 'u' always as in "opera buffa," 'i' as in "machine."
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