ELEMENTARY GREEK GREK 1001 M-Th 8:40-9:30 ***. ELEMENTARY GREEK Writing the Greek alphabet.

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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK GREK 1001 M-Th 8:40-9:30 ***
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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK Writing the Greek alphabet
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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK Greek has twenty-four letters. upper-case: lower-case:
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  • An inscription in Classical Greek law code of Gortyn 5 th century BC the upper-case letters represent the versions used in stone-cut inscriptions
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  • An inscription in Classical Greek papyrus of the poet Archilochus P.Oxy. LXIX 4708: see http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk the upper-case letters were also used in early writing on papyrus
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  • page of medieval manuscript of Euripides Hekabe the lower-case letters represent the hand-writing from later manuscripts
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  • From manuscript to modern printed edition
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  • modern printed editions began as reproductions of manuscripts, so they retain this use of the lower-case letters modern printed edition of Euripides Hekabe
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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK We use lower-case letters normally. Use upper-case letters for only two reasons: the first letter of a proper name (person, place, ) the first letter of a direct quotation = Greek for etc = and the rest, and so on
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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK Imagine if English were printed in a cursive script all the time. This is why printed Greek texts can look like chicken scratch, but once you know the alphabet, it is just like reading someones handwriting.
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  • alpha = ah = A a letter name sound English
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  • beta = b = B b letter name sound English
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  • gamma = g = G g letter name sound English
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  • delta = d = D d letter name sound English
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  • epsilon = eh = E e letter name sound English
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  • zeta = z = Z z letter name sound English
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  • eta = ay = E e letter name sound English
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  • theta = th = Th th letter name sound English
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  • iota = ih = I i letter name sound English
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  • kappa = k = C c K k letter name sound English (Latin) or
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  • lambda = l = L l letter name sound English
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  • mu = m = M m letter name sound English
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  • nu = n = N n letter name sound English
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  • xi = ks = X x letter name sound English
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  • omicron = o = O o letter name sound English
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  • pi = p = P p letter name sound English
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  • rho = r = R r letter name sound English
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  • sigma = s = S s use only at the end of words ( is a cursive formed designed to continue into the next letter; at the end of the word, this link is unnecessary) letter name sound English
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  • tau = t = T t letter name sound English
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  • upsilon = u = Y y letter name sound English
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  • phi = f = Ph ph letter name sound English
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  • chi = kh = Ch ch Kh kh letter name sound English (Latin) or
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  • psi = ps = Ps ps letter name sound English
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  • omega = oh = O o letter name sound English
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  • Sing the Greek alphabet to Itsy Bitsy Spider!
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  • Sing the Greek alphabet to Frre Jacques!
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  • ELEMENTARY GREEK for tomorrow (Wednesday, August 24, 2005): Quiz: *** Look over the sounds and diacritical marks in Shelmerdine (pp. 2-3) or Alphabet Sounds in Moodle