Excerpt from Roman Orthoepy: A Plea for the Restoration of the True System of Latin Pronunciation The author of this little Manual was, from 1838 to 1850, professor of the Latin language and literature in Madison University. During the latter part of that period, he became dissatisfied with the English mode of prouncing Latin, and convinced that a change, at least so far as to substitute the German for the English vowel sounds, would be, intrinsically, a great improvement. But the fancied inconveniences of a change - inconveniences which experience has taught him were greatly exaggerated - together with a strong repugnance to the toriety of singularity, presented obstacles which his conviction of its inherent advantages was then unable to surmount. Immediately after the organization of this University, in the autumn of 1850, his attention was again called to this question, and he was induced to institute a new and still more careful examination of the whole subject of Latin pronunciation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.