"το γράμμα χ"

Translation:The letter chi

August 30, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AustinLefebvre

I think the letter chi should be accepted as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James-Comfy

I tried to use chi and it did not work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F

I've studied linguistics and I'm familiar with the IPA, and it kind of confuses me that the correct equivalent of "χ" is "h" and not "x", since the sound that "χ" makes is represented in the IPA as "x". To me, it's nothing at all like "h".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

The letter X descended from chi (χ or "hee" as doulingo says it). H actually descended from eta (η or "eeta" as doulingo says it). Chi can also be represent ch as in character


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

Also, some varients of Greek use chi over xi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iad58g
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That won't do at all. I just wrote ‘το γράμμα ψ’ in response to a similar question, and I was told that I had a typo and the correct answer was ‘το γράμμα ψι’. Now I wrote ‘το γράμμα χι’, and I'm told that I have a typo and the correct answer is ‘το γράμμα χ’. Consistency?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bikinitrusa

Im struggling with the acute accents (´) like where and when to use them. Is it about pronunciation or about the vowels and such?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F

It's a little bit like Spanish in that it just marks which syllable gets stressed.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10500749/Accents-in-the-Greek-language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

The acute accent basically makes a sound longer. For example, compare the omega in ξυλόφωνο, to the omega in γιώτα, the omega in γιώτα has a slightly longer sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F

Ευχαριστώ.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenHopk9

How do I type in greek text


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

You know, I don't think Duolingo has any exercises related to rho (Ρ). I think it's spelt ρο in Greek, and it transliterates to R.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jezza11

The beginning of the male voice letters are clipped and hard to hear.

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