continental pronunciation

Continental pronunciation

Continental pronunciation\ (of Latin and Greek.) A method of pronouncing Latin and Greek in which the vowels have their more familiar Continental values, as in German and Italian, the consonants being pronounced mostly as in English. The stricter form of this method of pronouncing Latin approaches the Roman, the modified form the English, pronunciation. The Continental method of Greek pronunciation is often called Erasmian.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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