The Proper Pronunciation of Certiorari

Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Tue Jun 24 18:47:55 UTC 2014

I went to Catholic school, so the pronunciation was strictly Church Latin.  We posted a banner over the cafeteria doors vas a motto for the food service:  I English, it translates as "He/She knows the faith."  IN lingua latina:  "Fidem scit."  And they did.

On Jun 24, 2014, at 2:34 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

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> WB: Caesar dixit <<Veni, vidi, vici.>>
> Classical Latin:  [WAY-knee, WEE-dee, WEE-key].
> Church Latin:  [VAIN-knee, VEE-dee, VEE-chee].
> Could never bring myself to do the [w] thing. Preferred the Mussolini
> delivery. Christian Brothers let us decide for ourselves.
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