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Opposing alphabet pronunciations
by Guest User - Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 09:40 PM
  I'm new to learning Greek and as I search for a definitive audio guide for the alphabet I hear different pronunciations. For example, the letter delta. Some say it with a "th" sound and some say it with a "d" sound. Are there two different languages?
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Re: Opposing alphabet pronunciations
by Greg Brush - Thursday, 30 December 2010, 12:40 AM
  In ancient Greek δ was prοnounced like the d in "dog". In Modern Greek δ is always pronounced like the th in "this". Thus, depending on whether one uses the ancient pronunciation or the modern pronunciation, you can hear this letter pronounced as d or th.

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