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Re: pronunciation question....

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Monday, July 24, 2000, 18:26
John Cowan wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Cathy Whitlock wrote: > > > Hello! I am new to the list, and its been quite interesting! I have a quick > > question about Latin pronunciation. In the phrase "Domine ad adjuvandum me > > festina", the emphasis of the words are DOmine ad ADjuvandum me fesTIna, > > correct? Or is it adjuVANdum? > > AdjuVANdum. > > Latin words are stressed on the 3rd from last syllable, unless the > next to last syllable is either: > > "long by nature" (contains a long vowel or a diphthong) > > "long by position" (has 2 consonants after the vowel, other > than a stop followed by "l" or "r").
If it helps any, the actual rule is that accent falls two morae from the right edge of the word, where all final syllables are not counted for metrification. ====================================== Tom Wier | "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ======================================