Artes Latinae Pronunciations
Designed by Dr. Jeffrey Lyon, based on Dr. Waldo Sweet's original,
the CD-ROM version incorporates text, graphics and sound into a computer
accessible format. At the click of an icon, students can choose one
of three pronunciations: Dr. Waldo Sweet's original; Dr. Robert Sonkowsky
and Dr. Barbara Sonkowsky using the Restored Classical; and Nancy
Llewellyn and Dr. Clarence Miller using the Continental Ecclesiastical.
- American Scholastic. Waldo E. Sweet's original
cassette recordings have been digitized for the CD-ROM format.
Classical. Our most current evidence points
to the Restored Classical pronunciation as the most accurate sound
of classical Latin. This pronunciation is distinguished by the
nasalization of a word's final vowel when it is followed by
"m." Restored Classical is the default pronunciation
for Artes Latinae.
Ecclesiastical. This pronunciation is commonly
encountered in liturgy, music lyrics, and Medieval and Neo-Latin.