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JHGr 1Diphthong/Alph

Α α Άλφα -- Alpha
Β β Βήτα -- Beta -- "Veta"
Γ γ Γάμα -- Gamma -- "Yamma" -- yes before certain vowels, o/w like agua. It is like stronger h, simultaneous w vibration of vocal cords; ie, it is voiced counterpart of χ. Before e & i vowels, it is pronounced as a y like in word yes.
Δ δ Δέλτα -- Delta -- "Thelta"
Ε ε Έψιλον -- Epsilon
Ζ ζ Ζήτα -- Zeta
Η η Ήτα -- Eta
Θ θ Θήτα -- Theta
Ι ι Γιώτα -- Iota -- "Yota"
Κ κ Κάπα -- Kappa
Λ λ Λάμδα -- Lambda
Μ μ Μι -- Mu -- "Mee"
Ν ν Νι -- Nu -- "Nee"
Ξ ξ Ξι -- Xsi -- excellent
Ο ο Όμικρον -- Omicron
Π π Πι -- Pi -- "Pee"
Ρ ρ Ρο -- Rho
Σ σ, ς Σίγμα -- Sigma
Τ τ Ταυ -- Tau -- "Tough"
Υ υ Ύψιλον -- Ipsilon -- "Eepsilon"
Φ φ Φι -- Phi
Χ χ Χι -- Chi -- "Hee"
Ψ ψ Ψι -- Psi
Ω ω Ωμέγα -- Omega
DIPHTHONG -- ευ as in left/"εφ" or "ev" -- "ever" before certain letters, "effect" before others
DIPHTHONG -- αυ as in off/"αφ" -- "have" before certain letters, "after" before others
DIPHTHONG -- αϋ as in aisle
DIPHTHONG -- ι, η, υ, οι, ει, υι all sound alike as in meet
DIPHTHONG -- αι as in egg/"ε"
DIPHTHONG -- ου as in soup
NOT DIPHTHONG (sounded separately) -- αε, αο, εα, εε, εο, ιε, οα, οε, οο, υε, ιο ηυ -----> not used
DIPHTONG -- ια as in yah or ee-ah
"DIPHTHONG" -- εια ει + α
SPEC COMBO -- τζ as in ritz
SPEC COMBO -- τσ as in bits
SPEC COMBO -- μπ as in bowl -- banana at the beginning of words, thumb anywhere else
SPEC COMBO -- ντ as in dog -- day at the beginning of words, sand anywhere else
SPEC COMBO -- γκ as in get -- good at the beginning of words, finger anywhere else
SPEC COMBO -- γγ as in get
Created by: sonosite