pronouncing names (ae endings)
jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sun Jun 23 14:02:38 CDT 2002
At 11:26 2002-06-23, Lynn Raw wrote:
>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
oe was pronounced "oy", iirc.
>Thus Linnaeus would be lin - eye -oos with the accent on the 'eye'.
Had there been any Romans from the first century BCE around to pronounce
it. "Linnaeus" is a Swedish name, and if we are to be pedantic, we must
pronounce it as Swedish.
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