Let us hear and analyse each other's Latin pronunciation

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
In most cases the shortened final -o is from 'iambic' shortening, isn't it? In later texts (eg. Symphosius' riddles) it spreads to ō after a heavy syllable as well, but this is hardly a classical phenomenon. mihi is found very early, and is pretty much regular; at least, 38x in the Eclogues vs. mihī 3x (of course, the former might just be more convenient in hexameter). crēdō is obviously rarer in Vergil, but the two instances in the Georgics and Eclogues both scan - -.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
In most cases the shortened final -o is from 'iambic' shortening, isn't it?

From the examples I gave above, only cito could be explained by iambic shortening. Words like nemo, Sulmo, Naso, nescio are not iambic.
And regarding iambic shortening: As I said, that feature did not just seem to be a poetic licence, but something that seemed pretty common in regular speech as well, to the extent that some formerly iambic words (like modo or ego) had completely dropped the length on the o by Augustean times.

I've also noticed that some dictionaries (like Georges or Lewis & Short) give words like crēdo without the length on the o.
 

Godmy

Sīmia Illustris
Alright, I read your explanations properly today... fair enough!

Btw., if a discussion about this phenomenon is going to develop in here, could the next debater start a new thread in the pronunciation section? Let's leave this one for recordings and reviews (also, so I don't get notifications).
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Please, keep the posts to this thread to MP3 uploads and reviews, thank you.
Of course. ( I'm sorry if this post itself breaks that.)
Only reacting to his singing. It reminded Me of a war song in a Vulgar type of Latin.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
I've used similar sites before, but not that exact one, I think.
 

meisenimverbis

Civis Illustris
(I believe I need a better microphone...) :think:
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
I prefer the built-in programs.
 

meisenimverbis

Civis Illustris
Cogitatio prima. (I'm sorry about that... :neutral: )¹


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¹brevity, lack of interesting things to say, doubt, and lack of quality for lack of equipment (and whatever else...)
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
I can't listen to it right now, but I probably know what your point is. Are you sure? If you're using Windows 10, you can press the windows key, type "voice", and a recorder will pop up. ( I'm sorry I keep mentioning that to you, lol. I'm just an advocate for it, I guess.) But whatever works for you works.
 

meisenimverbis

Civis Illustris
(Microphone, I believe, is the main (tecnical) problem. (Lack of confidence the psychological problem.))
 

Godmy

Sīmia Illustris
Cogitatio prima. (I'm sorry about that... :neutral: )¹


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¹brevity, lack of interesting things to say, doubt, and lack of quality for lack of equipment (and whatever else...)
I'm sorry, but I need you to send an mp3 (or other compressed audio file, wma, ogg). I also hope it's something under 1 minute and preferably a text which has been already published in this thread and thus marked for accents and long vowels (otherwise I would ask you to write also down what you read and mark the accents and long vowels the way I did). Thanks for respecting the rules! When you upload one, I'll gladly react. Until then, see you later!
 

meisenimverbis

Civis Illustris
Somebody posted something in this format. I thought it was easier. I'm really sorry...
 
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