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I'm hoping someone else who has studied Latin can help me out here. I
had 2 years of it in high school, many years ago, and I think I remember
learning that the "v" in Latin words is pronounced as a "w" sound. We
were taught that "Veni, vidi, vici" was spoken as "[wayne'-ee], [weedy],
[weechy]".
But the actor who plays Pilate in The Passion of the Christ pronounces
the word "veritas" with the same "v" sound we use today.
Is this a mispronunciation, or did my schooling fail me? Anyone
familiar with Latin, please weigh in. I would appreciate it.

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