My study of Romance languages is not helpful... I would have guessed "my dad". :-(
I'm trying to figure out if they mean a fire torch or the British use of torch which is a flashlight in America.
A Greek friend of mine laughed at me when I used δάδα as "electrical torch", which is φακός! Who needs the word "fire-torch", "flambeau"?
Google Translate's rendering of the Greek Wiktionary entry is "piece of wood on the edge of which they put fire and kept it to illuminate the night."
If this is the term employed for the torch used by runners to carry the Olympic flame, it would be an iconic Hellenic cultural reference.
True, but are there no other simply read words that are at least slightly practical?
Its because Americans can see μαμά is mom/mama, but Dad (μπαμπάς) is not δαδα. What is it? Well now we know it's torch. At least thats how my brain works.
Yes, when the noun functions as the subject of the sentence, then "μία" is the definite feminine article and "ένα" is the definite neuter article. There are many discussions on this topic, which you can find using the search bar ;)
Please explain the accents positions for Greek. Otherwise its a total guess and im guessing incorrectly.
They indicate which vowels are stressed. Once you know how a word is pronounced, you'll know where the accents go.
There are several ways to type diacritics. One, is to install the appropriate language package that comes with the system you are using (Windows, IOS, Android, etc) and then switch between the various language systems/keyboards as needed. Another, much easier is to use a browser/application that provides multiple languages support; for example, in Google Chrome, you could use Google Translate application which will provide a 'soft' keyboard for the language selected! This is by far the easiest as it should work on any system (Windows, Apple, Android) as long as you have Google Translate access in your browser... NOTE: I use Chrome which comes with Google Translate... HTH, Daniel.
Ubuntu comes with Greek keyboard where you type
; (a dead key) and then the letter - this gives you an accented letter. Actually much easier than finding extensions.
There's a bunch of other Greek layouts, too (eg. without dead keys if this is not your desired behavior).
Thank you! I should have explained better: I use the Greek keyboard that comes with Windows but I haven't found out how to insert accents. In any case I had not thought of the Google Translate solution. It sounds quite useful. Thanks again. Regards, Stefania
For use of the Greek language package in Windows, see this link: http://patristica.net/graeca/how-to-type-in-greek/. It works with Windows 10 as well. HTH, Daniel.
The Greek keyboard layout makes the (English layout) semi-colon a dead key. Hit it then hit the vowel that needs the acute accent. For the words with a diaeresis, hit Shift+(English) semi-colon, then the vowel.
There is a bug here where if you get it wrong, it will correct you by saying "firebrand," which is not related to torches in any capacity, but is most commonly used as a speech style.
I find it difficult to hear what the reader is saying even with these new speakers. She sounds so laid back she sounds sleepy. Can I be the only one with this problem?
Well, all TTS recordings sound a bit laid back. At least the articulation is ok in this case.