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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    Hi, I'd like to know how to pronounce these names:
    Seneca
    Claudius

    Thanks.
    Rip

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    Re: How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    seh'-neh-cah (as in seth-nelly-california)

    Clah'-oo-dee-oos (as in clam-loot-dee-loose)

    I hope this is nearly as half as clear as I intended it to be...

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    Re: How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    Hi, I'd like to know how to pronounce these names:
    Seneca
    Claudius

    Thanks.
    Rip
    Claudius...pronounce "au" as /o/ = kl˘dies

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    Re: How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    Claudius...pronounce "au" as /o/ = kl˘dies
    Even though I reckon this is the right way it's not how us (i.e. Spanish speakers) would read the word Claudius. The one I put is...

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    Re: How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by HCaulfield
    Even though I reckon this is the right way it's not how us (i.e. Spanish speakers) would read the word Claudius. The one I put is...
    sorry, I live in Canada.

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    Re: How do you pronounce names like the latin playwright Seneca and Claudius (Hamlet)?

    I'm Argentinean.

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