Monday, 2 July 2012

AHA Hidden H's

AHA! Watching out for hidden H's.

Classical Greek did have a H sound ...well the last traces of one indicated by a ̔ over a vowel.

If a word has an initial HA sound you will see

Here's some words with an initial HA sound.

βρός Habros soft delicate pretty dainty luxurious

γιάζω to hallow consecrate make holy

ἅιδης Hades the place and the god of
αἷμα Haemo - Blood

αἱρέω to chose

ἅλς Salt the sea

the two sea goddess Thetis and Amphitrite are called sea-born


ἅμα an adverb hama At Once or a Preposition with Dative at the same time (together) with

μαρτάνω to miss fail go wrong err sin

ἅρμα chariot

ρπάζω ravish snatch seize take away carry off by force