"το γράμμα λάμδα"

Translation:The letter lamda

8/30/2016, 8:07:50 PM

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How are we supposed to know if they want λ or λάμδα? Sometimes the letter is right, sometimes the spelled word!

5/14/2018, 9:01:49 PM

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I know right! It's really quite unfair. Both alternatives should be accepted in the listening exercises.

12/30/2018, 1:17:28 PM

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I typed "Το γράμμα λ" and it was marked incorrect?

2/13/2018, 4:09:15 AM

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Still

4/17/2018, 7:53:02 AM

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Still didn't accept το γράμμα λ

12/8/2018, 11:40:13 PM

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I think that the correct translation of λάμδα is lambda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambda

But I understand that perhaps you're interested more in the right pronunciation using a form of greeklish, than the correct form of the letter in English.

8/30/2016, 8:07:50 PM

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I just used "lambda," and it was accepted.

8/30/2016, 9:57:06 PM

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I think it'd be nice if traditional English names of the letters were accepted. At least the allow "nu" in place of the horrendous, Anglocentric "nee".

8/30/2016, 9:18:15 PM

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They're into that process of adding the traditional English names as acceptable answers as well. We are all beta testers :)

8/30/2016, 9:23:44 PM

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Nu was a hint in the first lesson...

8/30/2016, 9:53:14 PM

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In some exercises of the kind:

"το γραμμα " "the letter " "la letero " "der Buchstabe " "la letra_"

Take the letter (character, symbol, grapheme), name (phoneme, sound, spelling) and/or combination of both in either language TO-FROM translate as correct, others only take one option as correct.

There is not consistence in the form/pattern that I can figure out... maybe it's just me. If I did not make mistakes and got every answer correct, then it would be very unlikely that I have NEEED to LEARN. I try to answer the best I can, maybe I need instructions type: "From the X-language translated sentence, transliterate its meaning into Y-dialect using simplified modern Z-scrip as it would be pronounce in ancient Ñ-idiom"

5/6/2018, 4:21:58 PM

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Is delta like the Spanish "d" with its d/hard th pronunciation?

8/31/2016, 6:05:59 PM

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It is pronounced close to "Thelta", maybe. I am not fluent in Spanish, but I am learning it and have not heard 'd' pronounced that way. It is certainly not "delta" as in dead, deer, done, but rather "Thelta" as in this(th without an 'uh' sound at the end).

9/14/2016, 6:38:02 PM

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It is like the 'd' is pronounced in most of Spain, but not in Latin American Spanish.

2/17/2018, 3:18:55 PM

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more like thelta

12/6/2016, 10:57:38 AM
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