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Re: CHAT: barbarisms (was: CHAT: Being both theologically correct and properly modern)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Sunday, May 13, 2001, 2:59
From: "Raymond Brown" <ray.brown@...>
> >I would pronounce it something like this: > > > > [kE sarkoTEnta Ek pnEvmatos aG_ju kE marias tis parTEnu] > > > >(with all the accents in Latinate places, > > ACH Y FI! > > Quasi-modern pronunciation with Henninian stress! How can you so distort a > language I love? ;)
*hangs head in shame* ;p [schnipf]
> Elsewhere in Europe, however, AFAIK the Byzantine & modern Greek system was > retained. I had thought that German influence in classical scholarship had > ensured that the Henninian pronunciation had not found a foothold on the > American side of the pond and that the Byzantine oral stress was still used > there. Young Muke's email had shattered yet another myth I entertained > about Americans: so the Henninian barbarism have reached there <sigh>
Oh, I severely doubt it... I never learnt Greek pronunciation *from* anywhere [I don't think I've ever heard anyone speak it at all, even]. I just read the letters what they look like... But the accents, it is a very *strange* system to me, and they're always where I never expect them (nearly as bad as Russian, but at least Greek stuff is usually _marked_): generally I am forced to just ignore them or tongle my tangue. ...and that's why it comes out like Latin--simple incompetence, not willing heresy. *Muke!


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