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At 20:04 +0200 23.6.1999, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
>On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, BP Jonsson wrote:
>
>> At 23:59 +0200 19.6.1999, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
>>
>> >I like pulchritude, actually, although it sounds like a skin disease.
>>
>> The way my Latin teacher pronounced "pulcher" ['puLxEr] it sounded like a
>> form of diphtheria, actually! ;-)
>>
>
>If I read your ASCII IPA correctly (always a bold assumption...), I
>think I pronounce it exactly the same!

Not so bold, since AFAIK the Dutch and Scandinavian traditions for
pronouncing the classical languages both go back to Erasmus! :)

I say [pulker] nowadays, since in Latin "ch" was probably never a
fricative, and the aspiration in this word is automatic due to the vicinity
of /r/.  That they wrote it out was Greek influence, tho...

/Benedictus Philippus Gothus

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