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Diphthong ηυ

Does the diphthong ηυ pronounced as a + oo? All the time I thought it pronounced as + oo... :oops:
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Archaizing Katharevousa works

Can anyone tell me which katharevousa works most closely adhere to Classical models? and also which authors
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Sophocles Translations


I am currently reading some Greek plays, specifically Sophocles The Oedipus Cycle. This collection contains the plays Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and last but not least, Antigone. The plays have been loosely and poetically translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald in their book (just to give credit where credit is due!). Throughout the book there are several lines of what I presume to be ancient Greek, and my curiosity has gotten the ...
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Prounouncing double vowels...

I am wondering how to pronounce a double vowel, such as in:

διίφιλος (dear to Zeus).

is it simply a long sound, deeee-philos? Or are the 2 iota's pronounced differently, dee-eye-philos? Or the other way around....deye-ee-philos?

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A Windows program to make accented Greek text

I still couldn’t work out how to add the accents even though I had set my system keyboard settings to Greek and could produce the basic Greek characters. Then Laura Gibbs recommended her friend Randy Hoyt’s solution at:


Randy even tweaked his system to fit my Swedish keyboard (so that now I can type shift + & for my grave accent and shift + ! for the iota ...
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Declension of ews

I am trying to decline e3wj. However, I don't know what paradigm to use. Any suggestions? Many thanks.
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Athenaze Greek to Latin

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German Grammar for learning Greek?

Do you know such grammar? If we have Smyth or Humbert do we have something written by Germans? If so, what? And about lexicons what do you know?
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πᾶ (ποῦ)

Archimedes is said to have said,

δός μοι πᾶ(ποῦ) στῶ καὶ τὰν γᾶν κινάσω.
give me where I should stand, and I will move the earth.

My question here: πᾶ (or ποῦ in other source) is interrogative adverb. But the context suggests it is used as a relative adverb, which I think should be οὗ or ἔνθα here. Am I being too strict on rules, or am I missing something?

PLS help!
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An elegaic couplet

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