The only one I've found so far is Google Translate. Is Google's Latin pronunciation good/reliable? If not, what are some other resources?

Example from Google: ceteris paribus (click on the 🔊 icon).

(Context: I know close to nothing about Latin and am interested only because Latin phrases are sometimes used in English.)

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    Welcome to the site! Our policy on broad resource request questions is that they should first be proposed at this meta question instead of asking directly. See the banner in the dictionary question, for example. Latin pronunciation is a broad topic, and "correct" pronunciation depends on time, place, and context. If you only want comments on Google's pronunciation, the question is fine. If you want online tools for pronunciation, I think it should go through the meta page.
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 7:28
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    You may know this already, but there are several options for pronouncing Latin phrases in English: pronouncing them in a rough approximation of Classical Latin pronunciation is only one of them. There are different arguments for each one; for example, I tend to value consistency over phonetic closeness to classical pronunciation, so I'd rather pronounce the "c" in ceteris paribus as /s/ to match the established English pronunciations of et cetera and Caesar. You're unlikely to hear that in any website for Latin-language pronunciation, though.
    – Asteroides
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 7:51
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    Hi Kenny! As Joonas mentioned, this question is too broad to work well in a Q&A like this one. As a result, I've just put it on hold – but that's not permanent. Here are ways you could get it reopened: 1) Narrow the question to ask for reviews of Google Translate only, or more specifically tell us what kind of website you are looking for, with details. 2) Propose a pronunciation website question on the resource meta question. Hope this makes sense – feel free to add any questions or comments you have in a new comment here. Thanks. Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 17:49

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I shouldn't trust Google translate for pronunciation, it often pronounces words/sentences wrong. I would recommend to learn how to pronounce Latin words yourself.

I would recommend this and/or this site.

The most automatic pronunciation sites aren't reliable: it are computers, 99% of all the automatic translators/pronunciators has got a few bugs/errors that the pronunciation isn't optimal. You could use automatic translators, but you can't trust 100% on them. So my advice: learn the pronunciation yourself.

If you really don't want to learn it yourself, then I would recommend this automatic site, but again: it doesn't pronounce all words right.


For the pronunciation of post Classical Latin: Singing Early Music: 0253210267 claims that on their disc (with the book)

"A specialist presents each of the languages or dialects included, which are English, Scots, French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician- Portuguese, Italian, German, and Flemish, as well as the characteristic Latin of each area; sample texts can be heard on an included compact disc." (emphasis not in the original)

This implies that Latin pronunciation changed distinctively region by region across Europe, and century by century from classical to renaissance.

This is accessible as a Google book, so not really a website; simply for this specialist field of local medieval sung Latin, the subject is being researched and the results are available here and elsewhere if you need them.