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Re: OT: What color is blond(e)? (was Re: anti-Sanskritism and more)

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, December 11, 2003, 3:35
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From: Roger Mills
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 6:52 AM

> John Cowan wrote > > Mark J. Reed scripsit: > > > > > Which means you were taught the "restored Classical" pronunciation of > > > Latin - or possibly the Ecclesiastical, but I'm not sure how -ae is > > > pronounced in the latter. > > > > In Eccl. Latin, ae = oe = long e; e.g. "caelum" [tSe:lum]. > > > Aside from Latin class, most of my experience with Latin as She is Spoke > comes from watching Christmas Eve Mass from St.Peter's, and recordings of > liturgical works. > > Depending on the nationality of the choirs involved, one hears a variety of > pronunciations, but yes, things like [Eks'tSelsis] ['tSe(:)li] and ['bone > volun'tatsis] are general. In some recording or other by a French choir, I > noticed they were pronouncing "u" as [y] with fair regularity.
Ha! That's definitely Ecclesiastic (read: Italian) Latin. Btw, here in Ukraine (as well as in Russia, AFAIK) we use so called "academic" (read: German) pronunciation for Latin with no vowel length (since both Russian and Ukrainian lack it). "Reconstructed Pronunciation" is used only by some posh scholars. Anyway, the control phrase would sound (IIRC) ["glOrija in eks"tsEl_jsi.or "dE.i | in "tEr:am "paks h\O"minibus "bOne vol_jun"tatis] -- Yitzik