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EI, EO, EU, OU, and UI are not diphthongs and each vowel is to be pronounced as though they are two separate vowels, which they really are. Do not confuse them with diphthongs. The exception to this is the instance when UI is preceded by an O as in oui . The correct pronunciation is as in the English word we. One goes directly to the | i | vowel sound.

The vowel sounds in Latin never change. They must receive a consistent and correct pronunciation. Some of the consonants, however, receive more than one pronunciation depending upon their use. The following list of consonants gives all of their possible pronunciations and the situations in which these pronunciations are needed.

C—before e , i , y , ae , oe is pronounced as the ch in church. In all other cases it is pronounced as a k . The double c, as is ecce is also pronounced as the ch in church .

G—before e , i , y , ae , oe is pronounced as in the word gentle. In all other cases it is pronounced as in the word get .

H—this letter is mute, except in Mihi and Nihil where it is pronounced like a k .

J—is pronounced as the y in yes , and is combined into one sound with the following vowel.

R—the r should be flipped.

X—is pronounced as ks .

Z—is pronounced as dz .

EX—if ex is the beginning of a word and followed by a vowel, it is pronounced as egs . When combined with a consonant, it is pronounced as eks .

TI—when ti is followed by a vowel it is pronounced like tsi . Exception : This is not true when the ti is preceded by s , t , or x .

TH—th is always pronounced as a t because the h is mute.

CH—ch is always pronounced as a k .

GN—the combination gn receives the pronunciation similar to the ni in dominion .

SC—sc before e, i, u , and ae is pronounced as sh as in the word ship . In all other cases it is pronounced like sk .

Several Latin texts that are sung with regularity are given along with the proper pronunciation. If the suggested pronunciation is consistently followed, a choral director will find that the tone in a Latin work will improve and that the choir will also sing the English vowels with more purity and with a better tone.

The IPA symbols will not be used to indicate the Latin pronunciation because they resemble the Latin words so closely. Instead, phonetic sounds are used for the pronunciation guide.

Hodie christus natus est
Latin Pronunciation
Hodie christus natus est Aw-dee-eh kree-stoos nah-toos ehst
Hodie salvator apparuit Aw-dee-eh sahl-vah-tawr ah-pah-roo-eet
Hodie in terra Aw-dee-eh een teh-rah
canunt angeli kan-noont ahn-jeh-lee
Laetantur archangeli Leh-tahn-toor ahrk-ahn-jeh-lee
Hodie exultant Aw-dee-eh eg-zool-tahnt
justi dicentes yoo-stee dee-chehn-tehs
Gloria, in excelsis deo Glaw-ree-ah een ek-shehl-sees deh-aw
Alleluiea Ah-leh-loo-yah
Agnus dei
Latin Pronunciation
Agnus Dei qui tollis Ah-nyoos Deh-ee kwee tawl-lees
peccata mundi peh-kah-tah moon-dee
miserere nobis mee-seh-reh-reh naw-bees
dona nobis pacem daw-nah naw-bees pah-chehm
Ave verum corpus
Latin Pronunciation
Ave verum Corpus natum Ah-veh veh-room Kawr-poos nah-toom
de Maria Virgine Deh Mah-ree-ah Veer-gee-neh
Vere passum, immolatum Veh-reh pahs-soom, eem-maw-lah-toom
in cruce pro homine een kroo-cheh praw aw-mee-neh
Cujus latus perforatum Koo-yoos lah-toos pehr-fawr-ah-toom
fluxit aqua et sanguine floo-kseet ah-koo-ah eht sahn-gooee-heh
Esto nobis praegustatum Ehs-taw naw-bees preh-goo-stah-toom
mortis in examine mawr-tees een ehgs-ah-mee-neh
O Jesu dulcis! O Jesu pie! Aw Yeh-soo dool-chees! Aw Yeh-soo pee-eh!
O Jesu fili Mariae Aw Yeh-soo fee-lee Mah-ree-eh

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Choral techniques. OpenStax CNX. Mar 08, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11191/1.1
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