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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Vowels


A, Alpha... long as in the father, or short as in aha.

E, Epsilon... as in fret or pet.

Η, Eta... as in French pere or tete

I, Iota.. long as in feed, or short as in pit.

O, Omikron... as in not.

Υ, Upsilon.. long as in French rue, short as in French du pain

Ω, Omega... as in home or go, but can be ‘aw’ as in saw.



Diphthongs


AI... as in ‘ai’ in Isaiah.

AY... as in ‘ow’ in gown.

EI... as in ‘ey’ in grey or ‘ei’ in eight.

EY... as in ‘ew’ in few or ‘eu’ in feud.

HY... as in ‘ew’ in few or ‘eu’ in feud (extending pronunciation)

OI... as in ‘oi’ in boil or coin.

OY... as in ‘oo’ in moon or pool.

YI... as in ‘ui’ in French lui.



Consonants


Β, Beta... as in bad.

Γ, Gamma... as in get.

ΓΓ... as in ‘ng’ in anger.

ΓΚ... as in ‘ngk’ in Chungking.

ΓΚ... as in ‘nkh’ in monkhood.

ΓΧ... as in gh in Buckingham.

Δ, Delta... as in does.

Ζ, Zeta... as in ‘z’ in doze or ‘s’ in rose.

Θ, Theta... as in ‘th’ in thin.

Κ, Kappa... as in king.

Λ, Lamda... as in lyre.

Μ, Mu... as in muse.

Ν, Nu... as in now or net.

Ξ, Xi, as in wax or fox.

Π, Pi... as in push.

Ρ, Rho... as in rich.

Σ, Sigma... as in mouse.

ΣΒ... as in has been.

ΣΓ... as in has gone.

ΣΔ... as in has done.

ΣΜ... as in has made.

Τ, Tau... as in tap.

Φ, Phi... as ‘f’ in foot.

Χ, Chi... as in loch.

Ψ, Psi... as in lapse.

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