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How can you find out the pronunciation of Latin words?

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WheelocksLatin.com and GettingStartedWithLatin.com both provide audio recordings for Latin pronunciation. Wheelock's is primarily a resource for Classical Latin, while Getting Started with Latin offers pronunciation guides for Classical and Ecclesiastical Latin.

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Wikipedia.org offers an International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciation guide for both Classical and Ecclesiastical Latin with examples of Latin words and equivalent English sounds.

Classical Latin pronunciation is the style used when reading or speaking texts written during the late Roman Republic period through the middle of the Roman Empire period. Ecclesiastical Latin, sometimes referred to as Church or Liturgical Latin, is a modified pronunciation of Classical Latin used mainly by the Roman Catholic Church.

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