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Which is the correct way to pronounce this?

I have seen GINOMAI pronounced with the ending AI sounding like a-hee. But then again I have seen it pronounced as AI just like the way it looks "ai" as in aisle. Are both pronounciations correct? Why would there be a difference between some grammars?
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Online courses

I am new to this group, and I hope someone can assist me with my question. I would like to learn New Testament Greek, but I do not live in an area that offers these courses. I have been looking at a few colleges that offer Greek through distance education (e.g. Moody Bible Institute). I would like some opinions on whether or not a person can learn the language adequately without interaction with a professor. ...
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a)/nqrwpoj o(, h( qeo/j o(, h(

In Rouse's "A First Greek Course"
a)/nqrwpoj is listed as a)/nqrwpoj o(, h( and qeo/j as qeo/j o(, h(
Have any of you seen these two words used in the feminine gender?
h( qeo/j in particular would surprise me considering that there is a feminine counterpart qea/
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Representing Greek

Instead of this complecated system of representing Greek,
isn't better to have a tool for writing Greek letters or upload Greek fonts?
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oiper

From Xenophon's Anabasis, 3.2.10

What is oi(per? It's not in middle liddel and the perseus help tool only gives me o(

??
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When did the numbers change?

I have noticed that the numbers have changed somewhat from Koine Greek to Modern Greek. Especially numbers like 30, 40 50 60, etc. When did these numbers change? When did triakonta change to trianda?

Also, I was wondering if in Greek, did they ever use symbols like we do in English such as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, etc? When did they start using Roman numerals?

Thanks!!
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V-sound in ancient Greek missing?

In some sites with Greek alphabet I read that beta Β stands for B sound, though in modern Greek it is pronounced V.

Didn't the ancients have any V sounds or what letter did they used for this?
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Ancient Greek Vocab Learning----at a distance

I am an adult learner learning Greek through an interactive online 2 year course in Britain. (Unfortunately it is very difficult finding anywhere that teaches Greek to GCSE and A level standard at evening class...) so far I have completed the first year, fairly ably but it's been hard , the most unhelpful thing is being unable to hear the vocabulary ..

when learning Latin the vocab entered my brain through eyes and ears...as there ...
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help with exercises *9/6*

I was just working on some Greek-English exercises and I came across this:
toi=n phgai=n
it's in the dual, according to my charts. Yet isn't dual used for nouns that come in pairs like eyes, ears, nostrils, shoes, etc.?
so it would translate into "of/to the two-fountains"

Also, in an English-Greek exercise, would "the two-fountains" be tw= phga/?

Hehe, I'm starting slow but I'm learning fast!

PS-I'm using a textkit book called "A First Greek ...
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Some Doubts about Classical Greek

Please,I am starting to study Classical Greek,because I am an addicted to ancient history,principally greek ancient history,so I would to ask anybody here,what is the real differences between the Classical Greek and the koine,and if I study Classical Greek will I be able to understand also the modern greek?
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