[CrackMonkey] latin in the hands of the proletariat
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Thu Jan 6 00:29:51 PST 2000
Mike Goldman writes:
> Peter Peterson II wrote:
> > Quoting Nick Moffitt:
> > > begin Peter Peterson II quotation:
> > > > awed in-fin-ITE-umm
> > > add in-FIN-it-oom
> > <heh> Me, too! </heh> although I tend to say the 'i's with more of an
> > ee sound. This may be from years of mispronouncing latin in classical
> > music, where every director has a different canon of latin vowels and
> > consonants. I don't know.
> > But this is the point where Seth David Schoen comes in and puts us all
> > to rights.
> A is pronounced as in father, I is pronounced as in vaseline, and U is
> pronounced as in rude.
> When a word has more than two syllables, put the stress on the
> penultimate syllable (unless the last two syllables are vowels).
> Thus, the correct Latin pronunciation is:
> ahd een-feen-EET-oom
Esto: ut videbatur, Mike Goldman egoque idem sumus.
(Metro -- id est, poetica arte -- tenetur autem ratio altera. Sed,
quia idem sumus, id iam diu scivimus.)
Sed seriose, amici... intuitio mea (nec altior, nec melior ratio) dicit
Me ipsum tamen corrigere temptare timeo. :-)
Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> | And do not say, I will study when I
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