"Nomen mihi non est Corinna."

Translation:My name is not Corinna.

August 29, 2019



A pronunciation issue? For me, the H in mihi sounds like the voiceless velar fricative x (as x in Greek and Slavic languages or ch in German), while the h should be the sound similar to the German h (glottal fricative).

August 29, 2019


A slightly rasped, velar sound is probably not entirely off. In medieval Latin it was often written as michi, which shows that the h sound in the word had developed into a k sound. It probably passed through a velar fricative stage on its way there.

August 29, 2019
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