Thursday, 14 January 2016

Greek ABC series part three

This was due out mid week but heat wave followed by storms !

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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


An expanded version of this as an ebook may be available on lulu later this year when I get confirmation submitting a pdf is possible and that unlike Amazon Lulu is unicode compliant.