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Ancient Greek!
by Guest User - Monday, 9 April 2007, 03:53 PM
  When Greek people read Ancient Greek do they prounounce everything in the modern Greek way or in the ancient way, as they try to do in other languages.

i.e., do I pronounce "auto" as "afto" or "auto"??

I have decided I need to learn ancient greek (this is why)
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Re: Ancient Greek!
by Greg Brush - Monday, 9 April 2007, 06:44 PM
  Contemporary Greeks when reading ancient texts pronounce them according to Modern pronunciation.

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Re: Ancient Greek!
by Guest User - Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 08:54 AM
  That's what I thought (from our pronunciation of Biblical Greek in Church, at least)...Thank you!

I think there is a real benefit to that; namely, you can more easily adapt the ancient Greek roots to supplement your understanding of the modern language, when you are pronouncing the words the same.