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Subject: Re: Astraea pronunciation??
Author: Anneza   (guest, 163.200.81.4)
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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