RE: [Roman_History_Books] Pronunciation Catulus vs. Catullus
- Thanks, Irene and Nemy. I hate mispronouncing words, even to myself. Of
course, Cicero and Caesar will remain Anglicized (not Kikero and Kaisar).
[mailto:Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Irene Hahn
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 7:58 PM
Subject: [Roman_History_Books] Pronunciation Catulus vs. Catullus
Vicky asked this question during the chat.
I got the answer from N.S. Gill today:
"The double l makes the penultimate syllable in Catullus long. If there
is one l, it is probably short, which brings the stress back a syllable
to the antepenult -- or Ca, so Catullus is stressed on the second
syllable and Catulus probably on the first."
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