The English pronunciation of Latin: its rise and fall

Collins, Andrew (2012) The English pronunciation of Latin: its rise and fall. The Cambridge Classical Journal, 58 58: 23-57. doi:10.1017/S175027051200005X

Author Collins, Andrew
Title The English pronunciation of Latin: its rise and fall
Journal name The Cambridge Classical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1750-2705
Publication date 2012-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S175027051200005X
Open Access Status
Volume 58
Issue 58
Start page 23
End page 57
Total pages 35
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract Before the modern Restored pronunciation of Latin, the English language had an Anglicised system for pronouncing Latin, whose legacy is still quite clear in the modern language. This paper examines the English system of pronouncing Latin, and the collapse of that system in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This includes a short review of the history of the pronunciation of Latin in Britain from the Middle Ages until the nineteenth century; a review of the rules and historical development of the English system, in the form it reached by the mid-nineteenth century; the reform of that system in the late Victorian era; and its erosion from the late nineteenth century and replacement with the Reformed pronunciation of Latin.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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