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The Greek Alphabet

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The Greek Alphabet. From Alpha to Omega. A a. Name: Alpha. Sound: 'Father' ... Modern Greek pronounces this as 'key' Q q. Name: Theta. Sound: 'Theology' ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Greek Alphabet


1
The Greek Alphabet
  • From Alpha to Omega

2
A a
  • Name Alpha
  • Sound Father

I am the Alpha and the Omega
3
B b
  • Name Beta
  • Sound Begin

4
G g
  • Name Gamma
  • Sound Gift

A double gg is pronounced sing
5
D d
  • Name Delta
  • Sound Disciple

6
E e
  • Name Epsilon
  • Sound Get

7
Z z
  • Name Zeta
  • Sound Zoo

Zhtew is to look or seek
8
H h
  • Name Eta
  • Sound They

Modern Greek pronounces this as key
9
Q q
  • Name Theta
  • Sound Theology

Begins the word Qeoj, God
10
I i
  • Name Iota
  • Sound Fit

Not one ivw/ta or stroke shall pass from the law
(Matthew 518)
11
K k
  • Name Kappa
  • Sound King

12
L l
  • Name Lamda
  • Sound Listen

13
M m
  • Name Mu
  • Sound Man

14
N n
  • Name Nu
  • Sound Name

15
X x
  • Name Xi
  • Sound Wax

16
O o
  • Name Omicron
  • Sound Offering

When used by itself, o is used as a definite
article (the)
17
P p
  • Name Pi
  • Sound Pray

Used today to describe the circumference of a
circle
18
R r
  • Name Rho
  • Sound Ring

19
S s, j
  • Name Sigma
  • Sound Sit

Normally appears as s, but turns to j at the end
of a word
20
T t
  • Name Tau
  • Sound Teach

21
U u
  • Name Upsilon
  • Sound Duty

The Greek word uyhloj means high
22
F f
  • Name Phi
  • Sound Phone

23
C c
  • Name Chi
  • Sound Christ

This accounts for the shorthand Xmas
24
Y y
  • Name Psi
  • Sound Lips

Accounts for the spelling of pseudo
25
W w
  • Name Omega
  • Sound Gold

I am the Alpha and the Omega
26
a, e, h, i, o, u, w
Vowels
  • English

Greek
a, e, i, o, u, y
There is a relationship between e and h
27
agioj
Breathing Marks
  • Type of Breathing Mark

What it does
Example
Rough Breathing Mark
Gives an h sound
avpo,stoloj
Smooth Breathing Mark
Silent
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