No. The pace of speech is not a characteristic of a language per se, but of the individual speaking the language. I've heard English speakers pumping out like 20 words per second, too. Still, I wouldn't recite Shakespeare that way.Argeiaces dixit:But it seems the focus of spoken Latin is maintaining correct vowel length over rapidity of speech. After living in Rome for about 10 months, I can't stand but to get a little irritated at the slow pace at which Latin is read/spoken, because all of its surviving descendants' speakers speak fast as heck. Perhaps I'm just ranting a little bit, but does anyone agree?
... on the other hand, this is just ridiculous. Is this guy on drugs?