pronouncing names (ae endings)
jacques.melot at ISHOLF.IS
Sun Jun 23 20:42:20 CDT 2002
Le 23/06/02, à 19:26 +0100, nous recevions de Lynn Raw :
>As far as I am aware, the Latin diphthong 'ae' is a single sound pronounced
>like the English seaman's 'Aye' or as we all usually pronounce 'eye' or I
>as in 'I am' . All other Latin vowels are pronounced separately and,
>depending on their position in the word will have a long or short
>pronunciation. The letter 'c' is pronounced like the letter 'k' in English
>rather than the 'ch' used in certain circumstances in Italian.
>Thus Linnaeus would be lin - eye -oos with the accent on the 'eye'.
Linnaeus était Suédois, non Romain sujet de César ou contemporain
La seule prononciation correcte de Linnaeus est la prononciation suédoise.
>ending is pronounced 'ee - ee' rather than 'ee - eye' and -ceae would be
>'kay- eye" or perhaps 'keh - eye'.
>I must admit that I don't always keep to these rules myself as old habits
>tend to linger. The following link gives recommended Latin pronunciations
>for scientific names: http://www.saltspring.com/capewest/pron.htm but as you
>will see from the above, I don't accept it as necessarily correct.
>Any good Latin-English dictionary will usually give you a guide to
>pronouncing Latin as well as an explanation of Latin grammar.
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