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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:
> The > 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/. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>Reading old Greek (was: kudos (was: most looked-up words))