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.
Bonjour mon coeur, bonjour ma douce vie Bonjour mon oeil, bonjour ma chère amie! Hé! Bonjour ma toute belle, Ma mignardise, bonjour Mes délices, mon amour, Mon doux printemps, ma douce fleur nouvelle, Mon doux plaisir, ma douce colombelle, Mon passereau, ma gente tourterelle! Bonjour ma douce rebelle.
Hello my heart, hello my sweet life Hello my eye, hello my dear friend! Hey! Hello my beautiful, My sweetness, hello My delights, my love, My sweet spring, my sweet new flower, My sweet pleasure, my sweet dovecote, My sparrow, my dear (turtle-)dove! Hello my sweet rebel.