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Greek alphabet, what does each letter sound ?
What sound does each letter of the greek alphabet make ?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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Finally, one of the best web pages on Greek pronunciation I've come across. It seems it was written by a Greek.Source(s): The unfathomable world wide web :-)
- 5 years ago
Some alphabets were deliberately invented,e.g., the Armenian, the Georgian, the Cyrillic, probably the Old Persian (though there we have no records, only conjecture). So some specific person made the decisions on how to represent this or that sound, e.g., Cyril and Methodius did for Cyrillic, though they based themselves on Greek. Others evolved over time, with in some cases perhaps no one making the decision. For example, English originally borrowed Roman letters with sounds similar to those used in Latin, but as English itself evolved the sounds changed. Same way the reason "w" represents a "v" sound in many European languages (German, Polish, etc.) is that at some point the "w" sound changed to a "v" one. Yes, the sounds always come first.