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Latin mispronunciation.





ocalhoun
veni vidi vici
is almost always mispronounced.
V's are pronouced like an english W always.
So, say it like this "weni widi wiki"

et cetera (commonly abbriviated etc.)
is another common mispronunciation.
C is always pronounced like an english K
So, pronounce it like this "et ketera"




I'm not getting into all the details of it now, but this just might help keep you from looking like a fool if you ever say somthing like this to a person who actually is educated.
Jeslyn
Nevermind.
SunburnedCactus
Interesting. I'll keep that in mind next time I make a proclamation regarding taking something over.
mtoni
myeah.. I don't have that kind of things.. I have latin myself.
The huge mistakes here are saying latijns (dutch word for latin) instead of latijn (the good way).

If you speak etc. in the latin way it's indeed et ketera, but if you speak it in spanish it is et cetera (i think, I just heard it from my spanish teacher).
It just depends which language you prefer Very Happy
Helios
Didn't know that.

Thank you for explaining..

I'm so used to English that when I read lyrics(latin lyrics in few songs), I usully make those mistakes.
pixor
and "ceteris paribus" which means "all others things equal" is pronuonced "keteris paribus" instead. right?
Helios
oh, and "E" is pronounced like E(as in Epic or Egg) for example, or like I(as in me)?

And what about "A"?
James007
Listen, there is a problem for English people.
E sounds like thief. But in Dutch, an E sounds like game.
A sounds like game. But in Dutch, an A sounds like lie.
I sounds like my. But in Dutch, an I sounds like me.

E --> I
A --> E
I --> A

It is difficult...

To pronounce cetera perfectly, you should take the C as K, the E as an A, the T as a T, the E as an A, the R as an R and the A as and I.

K A T A R I << spell this and you will have the correct way of speaking Latin.
zombi3
i like how mexicans pronounce mcdonalds as madonnas. Haha. silly people.
Helios
James007 wrote:
Listen, there is a problem for English people.
E sounds like thief. But in Dutch, an E sounds like game.
A sounds like game. But in Dutch, an A sounds like lie.
I sounds like my. But in Dutch, an I sounds like me.

E --> I
A --> E
I --> A

It is difficult...

To pronounce cetera perfectly, you should take the C as K, the E as an A, the T as a T, the E as an A, the R as an R and the A as and I.

K A T A R I << spell this and you will have the correct way of speaking Latin.


I see.
Thank you for clearing this up.
rulo
Yes, Latin pronunciacoin is more easy. a=a, e=e, i=i, o=o, and u=u. no ei, ai, .....!!!!!!

But and Spanish there is a letter "" which is different: =enne

Regards from Spain
riv_
Quote:
'm not getting into all the details of it now, but this just might help keep you from looking like a fool if you ever say somthing like this to a person who actually is educated.

Yeah, but the crazy thing is... the educated people I know, aren't likely to wave their arms and jeer when a person slips up and makes a mistake (thery're used to thinking they're surrounded by idiots)
It's the uneducated masses that ridicule you for getting it right!
So it's often easier to go with the lowest common denominator...
(Not that I'm saying that's OK, but I think that's how we ended up in this mess, and why we'll probably stay here.)
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