In a message dated 7/21/2000 6:32:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes: << This is the way I utter it /'dOmine ad adju'vandum mE fe'stina/, that is the latter hyposteses. I've heard there are people that pronounce Latin in a different way I do. Italian classical pronounciation is based on clerical Latin, thus we have 'c' and 'g' uttered as /tS/ and /dZ/ before 'e' and 'i', ti+vowel as /tsj/, ae and oe as /E/, sc + e or i as /S/. AND YOU? >> We've had arguments in choir, one side saying it the way you said to, the other side saying DOmine ad ADjuvandum me festina or ad adjuVANdum. My director insists on "ad adjuVANdum"... but when singing most people have trouble getting it out because its a rather fast paced song. thanks though!