REVIEW: Ancient Roman version of Amazon’s “Alexa”

In Classics I worked on reconstructed Classical pronunciation of Latin. In my English minor I did the same for Early Modern English (e.g., Shakespeare).

That’s probably why today I received this. It seems to be a kind review of the ancient Roman version of Amazon’s Alexa*.

*I will never get one.  However if you get one, use my link so that I will get a percentage of the sale. Hey! Pecunia non olet et rationes sunt mihi!

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  1. JustaSinner says:

    Won one FOR FREE!!! Don’t use it…it listens in at all times when plugged in, not just when ‘turned on’. I like my appliances more like a dumb toaster than a HAL 9000…unless HAL is singing the Daisey song, really really slowly!

  2. Senor Quixana says:

    You do realize it’s a joke and “Alexi” is his Latin speaking buddy offscreen, right?

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  4. albinus1 says:

    I don’t think it’s a buddy, I think it’s his own voice recorded on a different track. I know him through the Latin-speaking community. He has several YouTube channels; his spoken Latin one is called Scorpio Martianus. He has done a lot of research on the pronunciation of Latin and Greek at different periods.

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Available soon, the Alexius Maximus:

    “Alexius, what’s the weather tomorrow?”

    “Carthago delenda est.”

    “Alexius, where’s the nearest Home Depot?”

    “Carthago delenda est.”

  6. PostCatholic says:

    Pecunia olet, if you’re filthy rich.

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