Vowel sounds

Greek vowels are pronounced separately even when they're written in sequence, eg (uozo-o (animal). You'll see though, in the table below, that some letter combinations correspond to a single sound - oupa (queue) is pronounced u-ra. When a word ending in a vowel is followed by another word that starts with the same or a similar vowel sound, one vowel is usually omitted and the two words are pronounced as if they were one - Ie Euxapiora se ef-kha-ris-fo becomes I' Euxapiora sef-kha-ris-fo (Thank you). Note that the apostrophe (') is used in written Greek to show that two words a re joined together.

symbol

english equivalent

greek example

transliteration

a

father

atóá

a-la

e

bet

nÁÉvopai

pie no me

i

hit

maw, nóAr|, unoipépw, £í6o<;, oiKoyÉVEia, uió<;

pi-so,po-\\, ipo'/e-ro, /-dhos, ikoyenia, i-05

ia

nostalgia

Crinávoc

zif/'onos

io

ratio

mo

pió

0

pot

novot mow

po-nos,pi-so

u

put

oupá

u-ra

0 0

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