Latin Sounds and Pronunciation Grammar Index Page

Pronunciation of Latin Vowel Sounds

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Short A 'ah' as in 'alike' pater, par, ad, ab
iam, dat, ambulant
Short E 'eh' as in 'let' ex, sed, per, lex
certê, tandem
Short I 'i' as in 'hit' hic, vis, idem, nisi
minimê, mille, facilis
Short O 'aw' as in 'often' nox, post, mors, hortô
rogô, Roscius
Short U 'uh' as in 'put' crux, lux, nunc, dulcis
cum, sub, iustus
Long A 'ah' as in 'bother' imâgo, êrâdô, infrâ
mâter, parâre
Long E 'ay' as in 'date' mê, pês, certê, dê
rês, diês, dêfessa
Long I 'ee' as in 'seen' quî, rîsus, scrîbit
digitî, mîlitis, vîlla
Long O 'oh' as in 'hope' nôn, môns, prô
côgô, amô, Rôma
Long U 'oo' as in 'mood' iûs, cûr, lûcis
dûrus, ûsus, rûstica
Diphthongs ae: 'ai' as in 'eye' - saepe, quae, laeta, Aetnae
au: 'ow' as in 'chow' - aut, causa, auxilium
ei: 'ay' as in 'grey' - deinde, Pompeii
oe: 'oi' as in 'toy' - moenia, poenae, coepit
 

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