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Another resource for Ecclesiastical Latin. Every day the Vatican Radio transmits some of the "hours" of the Divine Office (also called Liturgy of the Hours) in Latin. These are the Lauds, Vespers, Compline (there is also the Rosary in Latin). These are Catholic prayers but might be helpful for learning because of two reasons: The prayers, psalms and ...


If you wanted to pronounce it like: English scientific or legal Latin, it would be pronounced "jah-HOE-vee" If you wanted to give it an Ecclesiastical or modern-Roman pronunciation, it would be pronounced "yay-Oh-vay", with a silent H. If you wanted to pronounce it according to the Vox Latina textbook, which is popular these days in academic and educational ...


This is a symbol borrowed from Proto-Indo-European—linguists working with PIE regularly use *l̥ for something like IPA /l̩/, a syllabic lateral, not a voiceless one. However, I'm not quite sure why the authors of that article posit a syllabic lateral here. I've never seen syllabic resonants proposed for any stage of Latin before.

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