Ancient Name Pronunciation

Nick Norelli wrote a post awhile back on “patristic pronunciation” in which he asked his readers about their preference for both “Cappadocians” and “Augustine”. Both ways that he presents are fine, I think. However, the other day in Latin class I thought about a name that nobody pronounces correctly (and if they did, they’d probably be laughed at). Who says “Cicero” the right way? Nobody. “Kickero” would sound ridiculous to our ears.



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2 responses to “Ancient Name Pronunciation

  1. Dude, I always say “Kickero.” If I didn’t, my Latin teacher would have kicked me out of class!

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