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#1 delaney

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

We do PL and in it I believe she says SALVE is Saul-vay and discipuli is di-sip-u-lee. DS takes latin in PS says that there is no 'v' sound in latin and it is saul-way and di-skip-u-lee. Am I nuts or is he studying a different form of latin?:confused:

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:11 PM

Am I nuts or is he studying a different form of latin?:confused:


Yes! You are learning the ecclesiastical pronunciation at home and your ds is learning the classical pronunciation at school. :)

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:15 PM

In theory, if you're adhering to reconstructed (so-called "classical") pronunciation, V should be read as W. Personally I dislike it (and adhere, mostly, to "Italian" pronunciation of Latin, thus making it V), but yes, it should be W. Many Europeans who learn reconstructed pronunciation pronounce it as V, though.

In any case, A is not an "au" sound in Saul - it's a clear vowel, like in modern Italian.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

okay got it thanks! I will stick with what the book is doing for now but make them aware of the possibilities.:)


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