At 2:28 pm -0500 18/10/00, Patrick Dunn wrote:
>That would almost be enough to get me into a Catholic church.  Only
>problem is, I think church Latin pronounciation is ugly.

Only as ugly as Italian!

>I prefer
>reconstructed classical Latin pronounciation.  That, I think, is truly

Maybe, but utterly anachronistic. It would destroy the rhymes of many
medieval hymns (the Classical Romans wrote so very few!).  It would be like
using a Middle English Chaucerian pronunciation for a ceremony in modern


A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
                   [J.G. Hamann 1760]