Pronunciation of letter 'v'


Staff member
Because he didn't use the classical "restored" pronunciation but a more ecclesiastical, or medieval, or late-Latin one, or so, I presume.


Sīmia Illustris
Oerberg uses the restored pronunciation for most part. But similarly as the conservative Finnish latinists (like at the radio yle), they insert some nationalisms into the pronunciation. For oerberg it's [v] in certain positions (or it rather sounds like one). Otherwise his pronunciation is the restored one (if we omit that the stress/vowel lengths are not always 100%).

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
You do realize that the person who asked this question two years ago already understood that right?


New Member
In Classical Latin, Vs are pronounced as the English Ws. For example, the word for man, vir would be pronounced as weer with the R being a light trill, or a rolled r so to speak.
The i sound in vir is also short as opposed to weer.