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Introduction to Latin Pronunciation

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The text and audio provided on this site are based upon the section in the "Introduction" to WHEELOCK'S LATIN titled "The Alphabet and Pronunciation," which should be studied thoroughly before proceeding; a few additional details, including the pronunciation of the letters of the Roman alphabet, are drawn chiefly from W.S. Allen's VOX LATINA (2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 1978), which should be consulted for a close examination of the whole issue of the pronunciation of classical Latin.

The following discussion indicates approximately the sounds of Latin and how the letters were used by the Romans to represent those sounds during the classical period. Pronunciation varied somewhat in later medieval and ecclesiastical Latin, and of course there were always regional and individual variations as well, just as there are in English.

Introduction Pages

  1. The Alphabet
  2. Vowels
  3. Diphthongs
  4. Consonants
  5. Syllables and Syllable Quantity
  6. Accent
  7. A Final Exhortation..

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