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Grammar of Romance - pronunciation of Vulgar Latin & the Romance languages

The next in a series of videos comparing Vulgar Latin and the Romance languages. This video introduces the pronunciation of Vulgar Latin and highlights some of the important differences in pronunciation across the Romance family. I share a lot of information, so please pause for more time to read all of the examples. This video takes on the following topics: 1. Vowels - basics - long vs. short (including quantity vs. quality of long vowels) - diphthongs (including diphthongization of short vowels) 2. Consonants - basics - double (geminate) - palatalization (consonant + /j/) - lenition 3. Syllables - syllable structure (phonotactics) - accentuation (stress accent) - elision of medial vowels/syllables - elision of final vowels/syllables The Grammar of Romance has an associated URL (free) and book ($) with more explanations & examples, including an appendix on the pronunciation of Vulgar Latin / Common Romance: http://www.nativlang.com/romance-languages/ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475246633/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=nativlangu-20 Music: Kevin MacLeod
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