- Oct 8, 2011
Latin is not articulated phonetically and its correct enunciation is not commonly thought at school.He went to an SSPX school and Latin was something he really got into. We know a retired Irish Defence Force Officer who also can speak Latin fluently.
Take the first line of Catullus V:
Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus. - Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love.
As spoken that could be rendered phonetically as:
Wiwaymooç, maya Lesbia, atkemaymooç.
The language is highly inflected and its rule-based nature makes it very easy to learn. As with other languages, the major task is vocab.
There are very few irregularities in it.