Yesterday was the commemoration of Ss. Akindinus, Pegasius, Anempodista, Aphthonius, and Elpidiphorus. We had a quite a laugh trying to pronounce all of these names — some of which had different transliterations in the various texts we were using. So for a straw poll, how are these names pronounced? It’s all fun, but extra credit will be given for answers that reference the etymology of the names from Persian through Greek to Latin, and how other similar Latinate names are pronounced when thoroughly Anglicized — Athanasius or Ignatius, for example.
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