THE SOUNDS OF GREEK
How Greek Was and Is Pronounced
This is part 3!
As the Greek ABC has 24 letters I will be posting this article as a series of 4 blogs over one week.
Ν ν Nu in Naxos or net
Ξ ξ Xi usually a ks sound as in Sphinx sphinks or boX boks
Ο ο Omicron O in Optic or pOt but Modern Greek the sound in bOUght or tAUt and spells u as ου!
Π π Pi in Perimeter or sPin
Ρ ρ Rho Rhinoceros or Run or thRee was more like the Scots Rolled R.
Σ ς σ Sigma Stasis or Sign and sTick
A medial double sigma as in thalassa is 2 S sounds NOT a Z.
In Modern Greek s before a Voiced Consonant becomes a Z