Classical vs. Ecclesiastical Latin
No, Classical as in the pronunciation of Latin during the Golden Age of Roman literature, the Latin of Cicero. It's not anything novel. Even the Jesuits in their Latin textbooks over 100 years ago mention that it's up to the discretion of the professor to teach either or both. Of course, Ecclesiastical Latin was taught for the liturgies.

Latin was always pronounced differently depending on the accents of the different regions, e.g. French, Spanish, British, German, etc. The Roman or Ecclesiastical pronunciation is Italian. St. Pius X worked to unify this pronunciation since it is the Roman rite after all.

Latin derivative words in English take their pronunciation from the British. Celestial is pronounced seh-les-chul (or seh-les-tee-ul) instead of the Italian cheh-les-chul.

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Re: Classical vs. Ecclesiastical Latin - by Poche - 02-24-2016, 12:39 AM
Re: Classical vs. Ecclesiastical Latin - by richgr - 02-24-2016, 01:03 AM
Re: Classical vs. Ecclesiastical Latin - by Paul - 02-24-2016, 01:29 AM

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