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    Re: American speaks Latin to Italians in Rome – watch their reaction!
    « Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 06:02:22 AM »
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  • This guy was using classical pronunciation. No wonder some saw it as a prank.

    When I was in Rome, I often started conversations in Latin with an attempt at an Italian accent, which is basically ecclesiastical pronunciation. It usually worked out, though maybe 20% of the time they wanted to shift to another language because my "Italian" was poor. Only interesting problem was when visiting a convent; the nun I talked to was from France and did not speak Italian.