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    Richard Hoiles
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    Anyone offer any help with following pronunciations ?

    Lough Neagh.  Know it doesn’t rhyme. Lock Nar (as in Armagh) has been suggested. Can anyone confirm ?

    Remis Velisque – Latin for ‘with oars and sails’. How is Velisque pronounced with ref to last syllable.<br>Is it ‘que’ Manual style or like Bisque ?<br>I got 7% for the only Latin exam I ever took !

    Any offers gratefully received !

    #36934
    Richard Hoiles
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    Sorry Manuel style !

    #36935
    bluechariot
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    Richard Lough Neagh is prounced Lock Neigh,Nay. It is not Nar

    (Edited by bluechariot at 7:59 am on Jan. 27, 2007)

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    Richard Hoiles
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    Thanks

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    wit
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    the que in velisque is not quite Manuel – its "kway".

    its a fancy way of saying "and" – remis et velis would be good too.

    quoted as a common proverb by the windbag Cicero – whose own name depending on your teacher is either Sissero or Kickero (folk following the latter tho should go to the kin-ay-ma to see films).

    best regards

    wit

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    highflyer1
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    While in no way pretending to be an authority on Latin pronunciation, I do remember that "que" is pronounced "qway" and not as Manuel would say it.

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    Richard Hoiles
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    Thank you both very much.

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    highflyer1
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    Ah Wit, you just beat me to it. At least we agree…phew.

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    lekha85lekha85
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    Also remember that the e’s in remis and velis are long so pronounced Ray-mis Vay-lis-kway<br>Ah I knew there was a reason why I read Classics at Uni…

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    apracing
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    Quote: from Richard Hoiles<br>. <br>I got 7% for the only Latin exam I ever took !

    <br>That’s worth a grade ‘C’  pass nowadays.

    AP

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    seabird
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    You’re not wrong, Alan!:biggrin: ;)

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    DroneDrone
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    Romanes eunt domus

    #36945
    wit
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    biggus dickus was from east berwickshire ???

    http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/comm … asp?ID=149

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    Sal
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    The only thing I remember is that, based on some latin graffitti, the ‘V’ should be pronounced as a ‘W’, so veni, vedi, vici, should be weni, wedi, wici.

    Way-lis-qway?

    Don’t know if that thinking is outdated now though!

    #36947
    Richard Hoiles
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    Some amalgam of the posts on this thread will be evident in the last at Lingfield !!

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