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Subject: Re: curious about "ae" names
Author: Anneza   (guest)
Date: April 27, 2006 at 11:52:10 PM
Reply to: Re: curious about "ae" names by Mar
The Romans themselves would have used the IE version, same sound as in my or high. Youleeoos Kighzar. I think that the Seize 'er version is pretty well standard in the English-speaking world, not just the US.

There is a rather welcome movement towards using the Greek versions of names rather than the Latin ones where one is dealing with a Greek original ... not sure where it started, but it does make sense; on that reading, Aesop will be written Aisop and pronounced Eyesop instead of Eesop nowadays, though I don't see it catching on in everyday usage any time soon. Caesar of course never had a Greek pronunciation, so he's out of it!

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