Two very common questions…

I received two very common questions:

1. Do you have a recommendation for a good Latin-English Lexicon that the kids can use? Mine are Latin-German so not as helpful.

2. Will you give some info on your pronunciation on the “c”. I hear it has the “k” sound at times but the other one as well.

Here is my reply:

First of all, I apologize for the long delay.  I’ve been on the road.  Currently in Palestinian territory.  Finally catching up this morning…

My favorite dictionaries are online dictionaries.  I find them faster than books:

William Whitaker’s Words: http://archives.nd.edu/words.html

The Latin Dictionary: http://latindictionary.wikidot.com/verb:vocare  and, 

Latin-Dictionary:http://latin-dictionary.net/

If you want a physical copy, almost any edition from Amazon will do.  I generally go with cheap.  Here’s one: http://amzn.to/2ajBC9q

As for the Latin “c”?

The restored classical Latin pronunciation insists that “c” always be pronounced as a “k”.  

I prefer the “Italian”, or “Ecclesiastical” pronunciation (same thing).  In the Italian pronunciation, “c” is sometimes “k”.  

Here is the key:

C coming before eaeoeiy is pronounced like ch in Church

This chart may help: https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/ecclesiastical_latin.htm

This video may also help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh-QorH3Fi4

Have a happy Tuesday!

Dwane Thomas