|Subject:||Re: Astraea pronunciation??|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||May 26, 2005 at 1:59:39 AM|
|Reply to:||Astraea pronunciation?? by Rosee|
There's an English poem called Astraea Redux, written for political reasons in the seventeenth century. The way its author pronounced Astraea would probably have been: as-tree-a. The way the ancient Romans would have pronounced it would have been more like: as-try-a.
Either of those sounds beter to me than as-tray-a, who sounds as if she's perpetually going astray! What if you tweak the spelling and make it Astrea? Like encyclopaedia/encyclopedia!
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