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Old August 21 2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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"Ah-vin-tine" as far as my Latin teachers were concerned. I've never heard it said "Ah-vin-teen". (By the same token, Capitoline: Cah-pit-o-line over Cah-pit-o-lean)
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Old August 21 2013, 08:45 PM   #17
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^Which is weird if you think about it, since Latin didn't pronounce the long i like "eye," but like "ee." So if we were being authentic to Latin pronunciation, it would be "Aven-teen."

http://wheelockslatin.com/chapters/i...on_vowels.html

Except, come to think of it, the actual Latin word isn't Aventine, but Aventinus (specifically Collis Aventinus, the Aventine Hill). So "Aventine" is an English word derived from Latin, not a Latin word. Which I guess is why your teachers favored an English pronunciation.
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Old August 21 2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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I've heard Dave Mack say it aloud at Shore Leave, and I think he rhymed it with "pine." I know it was the opposite of what I was assuming, and I tend to default to the "-een" pronunciation in my head.
As did I, until I asked Mr. Mack directly via PM. He definitely intended it to rhyme with 'pine'. Doesn't really matter though, I suppose.
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^Which is weird if you think about it, since Latin didn't pronounce the long i like "eye," but like "ee." So if we were being authentic to Latin pronunciation, it would be "Aven-teen."

http://wheelockslatin.com/chapters/i...on_vowels.html

Except, come to think of it, the actual Latin word isn't Aventine, but Aventinus (specifically Collis Aventinus, the Aventine Hill). So "Aventine" is an English word derived from Latin, not a Latin word. Which I guess is why your teachers favored an English pronunciation.
Yeah, it's not consistent with Latin pronunciation (in as much as that's a nebulous field polluted by Church Latin) but between High School and College the pronunciations were similar. They're no less strange than Aristotelian (Aris-to-teal-ian vs. Aris-totle-ian vs. Aris-total-ian).

As for Dygan, I'd probably say "DIE-Gun" similar to Hogan or Logan.
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