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Areopagus

I have no idea how to speak or pronounce ancient Greek (its on the list of things to do) and was wondering if someone could tell me the phonetical (or as close as I can get) English pronounciation of areopagus -> I know it was an Athenian council consisting of mostly ex-arkhontes<br /><br />Thanks!
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Omicron Pronunciation

<br />One of our members attempted to use the "notify" button in a Sticky thread to post a new message, and as a result, it went into a Black Hole. When you want to start a new discussion, please remember to backup to the main page (the one enumerating all the discussion threads) and click on new topic.<br /><br />I'm just reposting the question asked so that s/he and other members can benefit from the ...
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greek numbers

check this article:<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3109806.stm<br /><br />interesting... but in the illustration, what is the character used for 6??? i've never seen that before...
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Yay!

FINALLY, I managed to install the SPIonic font on my computer, so now I can see what all of you are saying when you type in Greek. Installing it was quite simple, once I figured out what in the world they were talking about, but it's a big step for someone who knows next to nothing about computer slang. (It took me forever to realize that I had to click on the little blue hyperlink ...
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Iota subscript

I learned that a subscripted Iota does not affect pronunciation.<br />Just today I heard ...w| pronounced as oi.<br />I have always pronounced it as w. So, what does it mean that it does not affect pronunciation; Is it pronounced like a regular diphthong, or is it pronounced like the Iota is not there at all?<br />Thank you<br />Bert.
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trilled Lambda

Page 59 of Pharr makes reference to a trilled Lambda.<br />Is that just pronouncing the two Lambas in Ba/ll' individually?<br />Thank you.<br />Bert
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milestone!

ok this might seem trivial to some of you (and I know emma will smile since she's working on a similar task ;) but I just now worked through the first stanza of the odyssey. this is my first chunk of classical greek after years of koine, so that is very fun. I did alright although there were a few phrases of which I missed the meaning, but that will come with practice. <br /><br ...
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not too difficult!

Ok, first week of translating Homer (the Odyssey) is over... It wasn't quite as difficult as I had imaged it would be :). Although he uses words I've never heard of before that's not really a big problem, as they're in the dictionary.<br />Of course we haven't translated much, yet. We're right at the beginning actually, a6 or something. <br />Is the rest much harder?
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H&Q Unit 1

Could someone check my answers to this English to Greek translation exercise, please. I'm using the book as a revision text. We didn't really cover accents at school, so if you could particularly check for them I'd be very grateful.<br /><br />The themes for the unit are:<br /><br />First and Second Declension Nouns<br />The Article<br />Word Order<br /><br />1. The god educates the men.<br />2. the man sends Homer’s brother to the marketplace.<br />3. Man, ...
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zeta pronounce

Somewhy, there is a conflicting data on the ancient greek pronounce of the zh=ta letter.<br /><br />`Teach Yourself Greek' by F.Kinchin Smith and T.W.Melluish (1968) says it is `zd' and some ancient greek reciter I've found on the net also pronounces it this way;<br />`First Greek Book' says it is `z'; <br />`Ancient Greek Language' by S.I.Sobolevsky (1948) (in russian) says it is `dz'.<br /><br />So I wonder, which case is closer to the truth, ...
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