pronounce ''cicero''-pls help
where should the accent in the word cicero be?share
On the first syllable.share
In proper latin, the 'c's are pronounced with as in 'chimney', and is
But suffice to say SIH-sir-oh
To clarify, that's the "church Latin" pronunciation. The accepted classical pronunciation is KICK-er-oh.
But in everyday English, it's SISS-er-oh.
And there's the famous quote from Good-bye, Mr. Chips:
"Well, I--umph--I admit that I don't agree with the new pronunciation. I never did. Umph--a lot of nonsense, in my opinion. Making boys say 'Kickero' at school when--umph--for the rest of their lives they'll say 'Cicero'--if they ever--umph--say it at all."
Actually, it should be pronounced with the K of Kafka. That was discovered when a document was found written in Greek. And the Greeks wrote it with a k not an s.
(Julius) Caesar was Kaisar (or Kajsar).
But since Latin is a dead language there are three ways to pronounce the language. At least, here in The Nethelands. When you go for your exam you have to tell the examinator which pronounciation you are going to use. The others are Humanist and Church Latin.
Back in the 50s one of the options in our "secular" high school curriculum was Latin, and we were taught that Romans spoke the "hard C", i.e., "K". BTW had seen this on TV years ago, and just recently got the DVD from S.Korea. Funny thing is that Michael Rennie, in the role of a British MI6 - whatever, agent, sounds "American". Had to check IMDb to confirm his UK birthplace, though he played in many Hollywood films.share
On the first syllable. Anyway, the C was always pronounced K, so circus was pronounced KIRKUS, and Cicero, KIKERO. Caesar, KAISAR, hence German KAISER &c.
In his eagerness to save you, your God has also saved the Roman fleet.