Here are some resource links for listening to quality versions of some of our repertoire for our Spring 2018 Concert: (Coming soon!) Latin pronunciation guide: (according to Roman usage): written IPA pronounced transliterated Vowels: A (a) father ah E (e) beige long a with no diphthong I (i) tree ee O (backward C) awe aw U (u) tooth oo Y (i) tree ee Generally, when two vowels come together, each retains its own distinct sound and is treated as a separate syllable. AE or OE should be pronounced as E above.
Consonants: The following consonants pronounced as they are in English: B D F K L M N P Q V
C is hard like the K in kick except before E, AE, OE, I or Y when it is "ch" as in church. CC is pronounced "tch" before the above vowels, and like K before any other letter. SC is pronounced "sh" before those same vowels. CH is always pronounced like K. G is hard like the "g" in God except before E, AE, OE or I when it is soft like in gem. GN is like the n with a tilde in Spanish (senor) - most like ny. H is silent except in mihi where it is pronounced as k. J is pronouced like the y in you. PH is pronounced like F. R should be flipped with the tongue S should be a sibilant Z SCH is like sk (as in school) T is hard like the t in tea. TI before a vowel and following any letter except S, X or T is pronounced tsee. TH is always hard as in tea. X is pronounced as ks as in tacks. XC is pronounced ksk before O, A or U, but becomes ksh before E, AE, OE, I and Y Z is pronounced like dz as in suds.