TO COSPLAY A TRVE OLD·FASHIONED ROMAN PRONOVNCE IT SAME AS V, TO COSPLAY A NOVVS HOMO VNDER THE PRINCIPATE PRONOVNCE IT AS I. TO COSPLAY AN IMMIGRANT OR TRAMPLE ON EVERYTHING ROMAN PRONOVNCE IT LIKE THIS *SYRIA HAS A SHORT VOVVEL SO SVRIA OR SIRIA
Well, I think the point was that the "famed" Latin vowel would be rounded, I think... rounded and relatively closed. If nothing, it will be very close to the Greek/French/German one and it should be mentioned in this thread in any case.
But, as Etaoin says, a single language often has so many accents and often enough, you find quite surprising vowels in some language where you never believed they could even exist.