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Short i pronunciation in words

 
 
AIAX
 
Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 02:16 pm
Let's start with the word capiō, I take. The i is short, and short i is pronounced, "ih", as in sit. Pretty standard stuff, right? But whenever I search for the pronunciation of capiō, it comes up as cup-ee-o, not cup-ih-o, and I'm not sure if everyone is wrong, or if I've been incorrect the whole time. It can be very hard to tell who is correct when you're one against many. I've wondered this for so long, and I would be so happy to finally have this sorted out. Thank you!
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centrox
 
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Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 02:41 pm
@AIAX,
AIAX wrote:
Let's start with the word capiō, I take. The i is short, and short i is pronounced, "ih", as in sit. Pretty standard stuff, right?

Standard? I'm not sure what the 'h' is for in your 'ih' representation.
AIAX wrote:
But whenever I search for the pronunciation of capiō, it comes up as cup-ee-o

That is a pretty "standard" way of representing the short 'i' vowel seen in capio e.g. polio, "pol-ee-o"; Italia "It-al-ee-a", etc. The fact that the 'ee' representation has two letters does not imply it is a long vowel.

AIAX wrote:
not cup-ih-o

What's with this -ih thing? Is it your invention?
AIAX
 
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Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 02:52 pm
@centrox,
Good to note. For the future, it's just that when I search for the pronunciation of capiō, the i is always spoken as a long i and not a short i, that's all. I just wanted to know if it should sound as if the i is short or long in this situation. And of course, this is meant to be a question about classical Latin pronunciation, which I failed to mention before.
kadenpradhan
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 06:00 am
@AIAX,
On the contrary, capiō is usually pronounced cap-ee-oh
See Lewis and Short's "Rules of the semi-diphthong -io"
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charlesmaikens
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2017 02:11 am
@AIAX,
Hey, thankx guys! It seemed to be a problem to me but now it's okay
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