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Author:  Francisca [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:30 am ]
Post subject:  Pronounce the word Lectio

Hi All,

The word lectio

I thought it was leks-io
I am hearing people say lek-tio ?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pronounce the word Lectio

I would say it the way you thought it was said.

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pronounce the word Lectio

In Ecclesiatical Latin, the way preferred by the Church (more Romano), it would be lec-tsee-o

Like the ci in Spanish nacional, or the zi it Nazi

The "ti" is a syllable. So not leks-io but lec-tsee-o. Three syllables. One for each vowel

We can see this is how it was pronounced in the history of the Church if you look at Latin writings that aren't heavily edited...they often will spell words inconsistently, and according to pronunciation. Hence instead of caelum you will see celum, I good indicator that at that time and place æ and e were already said the same. And you will see sometimes "cio" instead of "tio" in more Germanic regions. The Germans had this habit of pronouncing ci, or ce, rather than chee, or che, (Ch as in Church) as "tsee" or "tse"

Author:  Peregrinator [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pronounce the word Lectio

lek'-tsee-o

Author:  Edward Pothier [ Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pronounce the word Lectio

I'd say that the word Lectio should be pronounced: "Read – ing".


Edward Pothier

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