What's the rule for pronouncing Y?

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
 

Godmy

Sīmia Illustris
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.
 
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