Classical Latin went extinct, yet we still know how to pronounce it. Proof!
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Take a trip with me back to Catholic school, then back even further to old Rome. We'll see what Latin pronunciation did - and did NOT - sound like in the mouths of the Romans. Thanks to ancient authors and modern Romance languages, we'll even glimpse a range of evidence for the speech of Caesar and pauper alike!
SERMO VULGARIS ALL DAY LONG, am I right? ;)
~ Credits ~
Art and animation by Josh from NativLang
Music by me: closing piece, soundtrack bits from Thoth's Pill, Hispania guitar.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com):
Path of the Goblin King v2, Sneaky Snooper, Chee Zee Jungle, Virtutes Instrumenti, The Show Must Be Go
General image, font, sfx and sources credits: