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Michael,

1.The pronunciation for "Rebus".

Is it "Ray-BOOS" or Ree-BOOS?


2"Adversis".  Is it Ad-VER-sis?

3. How is  “Vires acquiro eundo”- pronounced?-- Is it VEE-res, ah-KEY-ro, & YOON-dough?

Thanks for the help

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In the "Classical" pronunciation, typically used in schools, which represents an approximation of the pronunciation used around 50 B.C. to A.D. 50 (the period of Cicero, Caesar, and Vergil):
1) RAY-boos
2) Ad-WHERE-sees
3) WE-rays ah-KWEE-roh eh-OON-doh

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Classical Languages (Greek, Latin). Conversant with Classical Greek and all forms of the Latin language: classical, mediaeval, and modern.

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I have 50 years of teaching at all levels of Latin from high school through university postgraduate. I read, write, and speak Latin daily.

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