Re: Why pronunciations are so confused
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- Subject: Re: Why pronunciations are so confused
- From: Neil Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:36:44 -0600 (CST)
OH what the heck I may as well enter my $.02 worth. I like the following
taken from Stearn's Botanical Latin:
" Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific
names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced realy matters
little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned. "
He goes on to say that pronounciation with the rules of Classical Latin
probably get the best results....but I like the above quote....nobody's
wrong as long as everyone knows what they are talking about.