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What Latin Sounded Like - and how we know

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Classical Latin went extinct, yet we still know how to pronounce it. Proof! Subscribe for language: Become a direct supporter: Take a trip with me back to Catholic school, then back even further to old Rome. We'll see what Latin pronunciation did - and did NOT - sound like in the mouths of the Romans. Thanks to ancient authors and modern Romance languages, we'll even glimpse a range of evidence for the speech of Caesar and pauper alike! SERMO VULGARIS ALL DAY LONG, am I right? ;) ~ Credits ~ Art and animation by Josh from NativLang Music by me: closing piece, soundtrack bits from Thoth's Pill, Hispania guitar. Music by Kevin MacLeod ( Path of the Goblin King v2, Sneaky Snooper, Chee Zee Jungle, Virtutes Instrumenti, The Show Must Be Go General image, font, sfx and sources credits: