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Greek pronunciation

Postby Perseus » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:22 pm

I need to learn the right Greek pronunciation with tones using acute, circumflex and grave.
1) Is the pronunciation of ecclesiastical and classical texts, the same?
2) I am grateful if you just listen to two or three of these audios and confirm if correct tones are used in them, for acute, circumflex and grave accents?
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical ... ndex.shtml
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Re: Greek pronunciation

Postby Scribo » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:40 pm

Not like that, insanely Anglophonic. WTH?

I basically just pronounce it like Modern Greek but try to change the vowels..

No Ecclesiastical (Koine) is often pronounced like Modern Greek, at least in any Church I've been in.
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Re: Greek pronunciation

Postby Perseus » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:05 pm

Thanks for answer about ecclesiastical. Can you or someone confirm if correct tones are used in the MP3s for acute, circumflex and grave accents (I gave the link in previous post)?
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Re: Greek pronunciation

Postby Markos » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:27 pm

Can you or someone confirm if correct tones are used in the MP3s for acute, circumflex and grave accents (I gave the link in previous post)?


No, he does not even try to use the tones,

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