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    In this thread you ask questions you may have related to the Latin language. My own first question: Isn't it hard to decide what case a noun is declined in when many case forms fall together, like when genitive singular and dative singular collide with nominative plural and vocative plural?
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    @ageladakos , is this true?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instru...n_Latin#Greece
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    The teaching of Latin has a very long history in Greece. Latin is today compulsory for high school students who wish to study law, social and political sciences and humanities, and is one of the six subjects tested in Greek examinations for entry into university-level courses in these fields. In high school, the subject is taught in a very detailed manner that has provoked criticisms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ageladakos View Post
    That is not how Latin sounded like...

    Especially the heavy R in Maria...
    What the fuck is wrong with them? This is one truly ugly sounding R...



    The closest language to Latin is Romanian
    Are you trying to say that that man pronounces Latin as it was pronounced in ancient Rome? Problem I have, though I know no Latin, is that he pronounces C as C, and not K, so that cannot possibly be correct classical Latin. It may be correct Latin, but not Classical pronunciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliasAlucard View Post
    Is that an established academic view or your own opinion?
    Academically:
    Romanian-Grammar
    Sardinian-Pronunciation
    Italian-Vocabulary

    French-> Sounds nice but is further away
    Italian-> Sounds nice, but funny.
    Spanish -> Sounds bad.
    Portoguese-> Sounds like shit and is further away.

    To my ear, Romanian sounds the more "normal", maybe because it retains more complexity, i dunno.

    Quote Originally Posted by EliasAlucard View Post
    Anyway, thread is about Latin songs, so please post that stufff here. You can start a new thread for cultural songs in other languages if you like, that would be interesting in its own right.
    This is the last post, i wanted to point these things out, not derail the topic

    Quote Originally Posted by JaM View Post
    Are you trying to say that that man pronounces Latin as it was pronounced in ancient Rome? Problem I have, though I know no Latin, is that he pronounces C as C, and not K, so that cannot possibly be correct classical Latin. It may be correct Latin, but not Classical pronunciation.
    No, obviously not... My point is that songs or chants are not representative of normal speaking anyway.

    I generally don't trust all those theoretical ancient phonologies...
    Example: When it comes to Greek, the same linguists who speak about ancient Greek phonology fail to even pronounce modern Greek properly... Some sounds stayed unaltered for millenniums and they still can't pronounce them right ...

    Plus Latin even on roman times definitely had dialects and changed with time. Meaning that there probably was no single right pronunciation... See below the present day Italy that has mass education & television.


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    Anyway, I heard recently that Sardinian, not Romanian, is closest to Latin out of extant Romance languages. However, as that was told to me by a Sardinian, maybe it should be taken with a grain of salt.

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