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How is this pronounced?

Bona fides

I thought just like it seems, but now I hear it as bona feedes.

Please advise.


by Anonymousreply 410/08/2012

BO nuh FI deez

the 'o' and the 'i' are both long as in OH and EYE.

It's 'englishized' Latin

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2012

Thank you R1.

I've heard of Roman and Eclisiastical Latin, but never englishized.

Of course, I have not studied Latin in 50 years. Yes, I am an eldergay.

And, I probably mispelled Eclisiastical.

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2012

R1, Are you sure? I would have thought it would be pronounced bonuh fighdeh, with the "s" being silent. R2, I think it's Ecclesiastical. There is no such word as "englishized." You would say the English version.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2012

It's bee ona fid es. That's hows we sezit in sout filly

by Anonymousreply 410/08/2012
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