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What is the correct pronunciation of 'Veni vidi vici'?

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Answered 2012-09-29 04:19:10

No one can say for certain just how Julius Caesar and his contemporaries pronounced their Latin. The best guess for the pronunciation of "veni, vedi, vici" is still "vee nay, vee dee, vee cee." The "w" and hard consonant ("wen nee, wed dee, wiki") first showed up in sixteenth century England and was probably an out-growth of the Protestant Reformation which sought to rid itself of any ties to the Catholic Church and its Latin which has been in use since the first century AD.

Whose "correct" is better? There are different opinions of how "Veni, vidi, vice." should be pronounced even among mutually respected scholars: in church Latin, "Vaynee, veedee, veechee." is generally considered correct, while the most common classical pronunciation is "Waynee, weedee, weekee."

Most Latin scholars currently teaching or studying Latin go with the classical pronunciation, but the church pronunciation is still common with those who studied Latin more than 20 years ago or not at all.

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