Styracaceae, Suidae, Sulidae, Sylviidae, Symplocaceae, etc.
I don’t know how to pronounce them correctly.
|show 2 more comments|
I'm listing the English words ending with -ae and formed as the plural of a word in -a of Latin origin. I found in the New Oxford American Dictionary (by alphabetical order):
I stopped there, but it appears clear that:
I'm going to post the pronunciation of the diphthong ae in Latin. It might differ from the actual pronunciation that is being adopted nowadays; this because it's inevitable that the mother tongue language influences the pronunciation of words coming from other languages (being recent or not).
There were different phases for the Latin language, although the ones that we are interested in are these ones. The expression names might be different, considering I translated them from the italian ones:
Considering their origin is Latin, the "ae" should be pronounced the 'a' in "master", American English.
Usually words ending in -ae are the plural form form of a word ending in -a, e.g.
Italian, the modern day successor or Latin is using -a and -e for female singular and plural:
But you can clearly see that the pronunciation -e is closer to -ae than -ay.
|show 1 more comment|