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Flashcards in Prononciation Deck (22)
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1

ā

'a' as in father

2

ē

'e' as in they

3

ī

'i' as in machine

4

ō

'o' as in clover

5

ū

'u' as in rude

6

y

somewhere between u and i

7

ae

'ai' as in aisle

8

au

'ou' as in house

9

ei

'ei' as in reign

10

oe

'oi' as in oil

11

ui

'oe' as in gooey

12

bs

ps (urbs)

13

bt

pt (obtineō)

14

c

always hard, never as 's'

15

g

always hard as in 'get,' never soft as in 'gem'

16

i at the beginning of a word

functions like a y before vowels at beginnings of words
iūstus = yustus

17

i in between two vowels

functions as an i with preceeding vowel forming a diphthong; and as a 'y' with the following vowel
maior = mai-yor / cuius = cui-yus
(This consonantal i regularly appears in English as a j; maior = major, Iūlius = Julius

18

v

as 'w'

19

x

ks

20

ch

as in χ (Greek chi)
chorus

21

ph

as in 'uphill' not as 'f'

22

th

as 'hothouse' not 'thin'