Translation:New York is both a city and a state.
On the other hand it's amusing to have a mix of historic and anachronistic vocabulary. We learn how to say both "I want cookies" and "The dutiful husband sacrifices". It's not a bad way of focusing on grammar, which remains a constant. But true, it would be nice to have more historic place names.
Yes, you are right, Cesar. Too strong American accent in this sentence. Latin accent should resemble Italian accent more than any other one... But on the other hand, there is no opportunity to learn Latin in this way (easy and free) all over the world, and believe me: the old methodology at school, when I studied Latin many years ago was the Hell itself. Anyway, I miss a lot the names of many cities of the Ancient World. I hope they will appear later...
i would conjecture that various pronunciations of latín resulted after it's expansive geographical applications before electronic comunicación, whence romance languages; and latín writings from places North of or external to those places using romance languages being a little idiosyncratic. i wonder if it is possible to notice whether a medieval latín work was written in brittain as opposed to germany? today even with internet local dialects are everywhere. i can see 2 valid oppositional points: 1. classical latín should be preserved and that is what we should learn. 2 . latín is no longer a roman language and we should learn what is most current. this reminds me of the issue of whether so many native languages which have been decimated by imperialism should at this point be preserved. is there some practical advantage to knowing classical latín, or something like inuit? i cannot judge and please just ignore my ramblings as this is not a place for such topics but for language learning--and many kudos to its creators supporters and users.
As for Latin, it depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to talk to a priest, you should learn the ecclesiastical pronunciation, if you want to read Catullus and get the meter exactly right, you should learn the (reconstructed) classical pronunciation, especially the vowel lengths.