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Jacqueline
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Post by Jacqueline » Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:55 pm

Hello, I have just started learning Greek. please could someone tell me how to pronounce the following letters; Xi, Tau, Phi, Chi and Psi. I understand the phonetic value but not how to say the actual name of the letter! :wink: Thanks

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Post by Emma_85 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:10 pm

The names of the letters? :? Normally that depends where you live, the English pronounce them as if they were English words and Germans as if they were German and so on. the biggest difference is the i.
Xi is like ksi, tau as in tower only with out the last two letters :-P, chi as in shi and phi and psi as they are written, you can choose how to pronounce the i really. Here it is pronounced like ee but i think in england it's like I (personally I think ee is better). Hope that's any help.
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Post by Jacqueline » Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:50 pm

thanks for the help Emma :D at least i can say the alphabet now!

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Post by dbigdawg » Fri May 06, 2005 3:42 am

http://www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu/Greek.htm

Try this website. It's pretty good.

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Post by Hammurabi » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:11 pm

Hi!

I've found this website!

I think this pitch pronounciation is pretty nice

and check out the reconstructed homeric singing!!!

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agp/

:D :D
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