Re: kudos (was: most looked-up words)
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 2004, 9:36|
On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 07:30:58 +0000, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> system used in Brit schools of the 19th & early 20th centuries is well
> known; basically, you mentally transcribed it into Roman letters, so to
> speak, and pronounced it like English!
> So, for example, _nous_ "mind, intellect" was pronounced /naws/ and _naus_
> "ship" was pronounced /nO:s/ and _kudos_ was pronounced /kju:dOs/.
Ouch! Reminds me of a Frenchman I met in Greece who had studied a
little Ancient Greek and tried to convince me that back then, the verb
ending -euw was pronounced /2o/. (And of my [English] father, whose
one Greek word is /hoU b&zI"lus/.)
OTOH, I pronounce all Greek the same way as well -- with Modern Greek
pronunciation. I'm sure that there are enough classicists who will
shudder at /En arCi in o lOGOs, k_jE o lOGOs in prOs tOn TEOn/ and
/patEr imOn o En tis uranis, ajiasTito tonoma su/.
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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