Voice records of pronuniciation in latin

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Voice records of pronuniciation in latin

Post by shahar » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:02 am

HI, i'm new to latin and i learn from books.

For this reason I cannot be sure that my pronunciation is correct.
If anyone has voice records, links to voice records or anything of that sort that contain latin text reading (preferably a reading of the pronunciation chapter of a latin grammer book...) please tell me about it...

Thanks in advance,
Shahar.

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Post by benissimus » Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:57 am

I'm sorry, but I don't know of any site that demonstrates your typical pronunciations of Latin. I do have a lot of sites in my favorites for recital of Latin poetry, which is going to be a little different from typical Latin because of elision and stuff:


Poetry... some of these sound so bad, but I shouldn't really criticize knowledgable linguistics professors:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~classics/po ... oetry.html
http://www.rhapsodoioralgreekandlatin.org/Latin.htm
http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/VV/ -- I like this one


From the Vulgate Bible:
http://www.helding.net/greeklatinaudio/latin/


Latin Radio, this site has the news in Latin and does radio broadcasts in Latin at scheduled times, but the site itself is Finnish based: http://www.yleradio1.fi/tiede/nuntii/
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Post by Lucus Eques » Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:14 pm

Poetry... some of these sound so bad, but I shouldn't really criticize knowledgable linguistics professors
My former Latin teacher I mentioned qualifies as a "knowledgable lingustics professor," but that doesn't make her any less horrible at pronouncing the intrinsically beauteous language.

As for poetry, I dowloaded a whole bunch of great Latin verse, text and audio, a while ago, and it's pronounced reasonably well; I'll see if I can find it.
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thanks

Post by shahar » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:50 pm

Thanks for your replies.
i think i now have enough recordings :)
what i need now is to actually get on with learning the language before i can read it fast enough to match the voice recordings...
Thank you very much,
Shahar.

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Post by Episcopus » Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:24 pm

What is quite interesting is my instincts for languages and their pronunciation based on their words and sounds. Well, when I first read a latin passage in D'Ooge I pronounced it as I felt it. Then I came across Viva Voce, and my accent was almost identical to that. As Steven says, it is the best one. Oh but that Vulgate is terrible! I wonder whether the Oxford elite have good accents?

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Post by 1%homeless » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:26 am

So far I think Viva Voce is pretty decent too... But it's not just about accuracy. I mean some sound terrible because they can't vocally act. There's too much silly exagerration. There needs to be an acting class included for classical education. :)

Here is another site:

http://www.princeton.edu/~clip/

I don't know, but the Vulgate isn't that bad. What's so terrible about it? Sure he reads a little too fast at times and somtimes it sounds slurry, but... the pronunciation doesn't sound god awful to me. At least he doesn't have a bad english accent like my teacher.

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Post by benissimus » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:22 pm

I think where they go wrong is the length of vowels. Long vowels are supposedly only a more drawn out version of the short vowel form, but you also have to take into account that they still had their own slight differences. The long vowels are supposed to be double length but some of these guys make them sound more like quadruple length.
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