Thursday, May 31, 2007

List of Latin phrases

List of Latin phrases:

This page lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases, as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of Ancient Rome.

A cool little page, if only they'rd taught latin at high school! I so would have preferred it to Maori.
And then I might acctually be able to pronounce some of these properly

1 comment:

Fraser Dron said...

Things I've picked up about latin pronunciation (not guaranteed to be correct):

"V" is pronounced like "U" (or "W", depending on context and how you pronounce your English)

"C" is pronounced like the "Ch" in "Chocolate" when it is followed by the vowels i and e; otherwise, it's pronounced like "K".