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Attn lawyers - latin pronunciation

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Automatic, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. Automatic

    Automatic Active Member

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    Is it OK to pronounce latin terms as if they were English ( bona fAide, prima fEicie etc) or should we pronounce them as they are - latin? Italian or Aitalian? [​IMG]
     


  2. happydog

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    The most common pronounciations I've heard (and used) are "bona fide" to rhyme with "hide" and "prima facie" as "preema faysha." "En banc" I've heard as ""ahn bahnc" and "ahn bank." The former is probably more correct; the latter is more common and widely accepted.
     


  3. Automatic

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    So am I better off using most COMMON pronunciation or the CORRECT one? Should I go with mainstream? I wonder what italian-americans feel when americans mispronounce these words...do they feel obligated to do it too?
     


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