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Pronounciation Issues
by Guest User - Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 06:16 PM
  Hey all, I think I'm picking up greek fairly well so far, but one thing that's bugged me is that I seem to see all different explanations for pronounciations for some of the letters. Could anyone please elaborate to me the pronounciation of Γ γ and X x please?

By that, I just mean the different sounds they make when joined with different letters and such. If someone can point to me a good audio clip of what it sounds like, or better yet someone who speaks greek record some examples, I'd be very grateful. Thanks
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Re: Pronounciation Issues
by Greg Brush - Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 08:54 PM
  Check out Harry Foundalis' page "the Greek Alphabet" for the gutteral sound of γ and χ before [a], [o], and [u]

and the "Palatalization" section of his "Details of Modern Pronunciation" page for the palatal sound before [e] and [i]:

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Re: Pronounciation Issues
by Guest User - Thursday, 22 March 2007, 07:06 AM
  Hi, I looked there before but I'm still not sure, as I don't know many of those terms. Also, it seems to contradict what I've read elsewhere. Can you verify it's correct? And can someone maybe show me where they have definitions of these phonetic terms.