Does anyone know of a good dictionary that shows the ecclesiastical pronunciation of Latin words?
I am confused by this example: a monk = monachus, pl. monachi, which I have seen written with and without the 'h' in various texts.
If the 'h' is written then the plural would be pronounced /'mɔnaki/ but without it, it would be pronounced /'mɔnatʃi/, which is how the modern Italian plural (monaci) is pronounced (with a 'ch' sound like in English 'church').
The Italian is derived from the Latin so I assume at some point the Latin was pronounced as /'mɔnatʃi/ too, but I was wondering if priests or medievalists would pronounce 'monac(h)i' according to whether the 'h' is written, or if there is a set pronunciation that does not change regardless of whether the 'h' is written?
Gratias vobis ago.
Paulus Filius Rogeri