psilord wrote:In Pharr's book, there is a koppa, a kappa, and a chi. I think the koppa is an aspirated 'k' sound while the kappa is an unaspirated 'k' sound. But what is the chi? Aspirated 'k' sound? Or is it more like the ch in 'chance'?
GlottalGreekGeek wrote:The difference between omicron and omega is that one is long, and one is short. Notice the "micron" in "omicron" and "mega" in "omega". However, the sound is the same, it's just the time you keep on saying it.
EDIT 2 : Do not disregard vau, at least not for Homer. Although it was not written in most texts, Homer probably did pronounce it. It is useful for making his verses scan in some instances. See Pharr 525-526
psilord wrote:Also, epsilon and eta are difficult for me to figure out.
Most Gk textbooks still give the Erasmian pronunciation, which has the omicron/omega and epsilon/eta qualities exactly opposite what I've given here.
psilord wrote:Ok, I got the alpha, omicron, and omega difference after extended practice. Now, concerning improper dipthongs. Do I sound the iota as hinted in Pharr 506?
psilord wrote:Also, what is alpha? the Hungarian "a" (no grave) sound?
psilord wrote:then how is
Is the glide what makes [face=spionic]ei[/face] the dipthong and differentiates it from [face=spionic]e[/face]?
Also, are [face=spionic]hu,oi,ou,wu[/face] all pronounced the same? Kinda like an 'oo' in spoon?
annis wrote: They are not at all pronounced the same. [face=spionic]ou[/face] is /u:/, like "spoon," but the rest are pronounced like their components, with the proviso that final upsilon isn't fronted in a diphthong. So [face=spionic]hu[/face] is /E:u/, [face=spionic]oi[/face] is /oi/, and the very rare [face=spionic]wu[/face] is /O:u/ (well, it's more common in Herodotus).
psilord wrote:What do you mean by "final upsilon isn't fronted in a dipthong"?
Also, what is a vowel (often a dipthong) which has two little dots over it? An example would be from Pharr's Lesson I vocabulary: [face=spionic]proi+a/ptw[/face].
Obviously, I don't know how to put the two dots over the iota in betacode.
How's your "current evidence of pronounciation for Homeric Greek" document comming along?
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