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Romans *did* write with macrons! Video essay on Latin Apices & Hidden Quantity

This is an interesting video https://youtu.be/D3bmLi1bKI0

August 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

The Romand did use apices sometimes. It's true. The mark served the same function as macrons do nowadays.

The Romans did not use them always. This is also true. But, and this is what these discussions usually miss, that is because the Romans already knew how to pronounce the language correctly. Macrons are useful today to guide people to pronounce Latin correctly, because people nowadays do not know how to pronounce Latin at all before they start learning it.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windrammer

This be that good info.

Now the team surely has no excuse to exclude them >:D

August 28, 2019
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