ae = eye
Can you give me of a word with ae in it that you would pronounce "eh"?
For the record, I pronounce it "eye" as well (like the y
From my understanding (and the latin dictionary beside me) the ecclesiastical/ liturgical pronunciation is "eh", or like the a
te or the ay
; as opposed to the Classical "eye" pronunciation. I've noticed quite a few people pronouncing it this way, for example:
being pronounced "kay-toe' vs "kigh-toe". And on top of that, people pronouncing ch
eeto, but that's a separate thing.
I've also seen it with names like Canidae
, even aroideae
for some reason. I'm not saying they are pronouncing it correcting, just that specific way.
granted, I'm not a latin scholar, so I very well may off here. Won't be able to take classes until I move, so this is based off the previously mentioned dictionary and a couple papers.
aeon aegis aerie algae... i haven't gotten out of the a's yet?
I don't know if it's quite eh but it's certainly not eyeon eyegis eyerie algeye
I guess you were talking about latin though :O in which case I have no idea.
This brings up a topic I'm not sure of. People are also pronouncing ae
as "ee". For example;
algae pronounced as "al-jee"
Canidae pronounced "kanid-ee"
I wonder if this is some weird americanized pronunciation? Again, not a linguist.
Sorry for turning this thread into a latin thread. I saw latin pronunciation and got a little excited haha.