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

Accented vowels help

There is no accented vowels on the Microsoft Greek keyboard. Not as far as I can find. I'm assuming there is a simple way to get these that I am missing.

Anyone?

August 30, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

I've been also just trying to figure it out for a while and and it's ";" + vowel (not simultaneously, click ";" first, then the vowel) on my keyboard (Linux). Maybe it'll work for you. If not, try googling descriptions of the layout. You're using a Greek layout from the settings, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

Thanks for the Linux tip! I had figured out ὰ but not ά.


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

That just gives me: ;α;ο


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

How are you typing accents in Spanish/French/Italian? What kind of tool exactly are you using now for Greek?


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

Those languages have the accented vowels available on the duolingo website itself under the input box.

Like I said it is the Microsoft keyboard in Greek. The one found under the Regions and Language section of the Settings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

I've just checked it on the other computer with Windows (what OS do you have?) and ";" + vowel works just fine in the default Greek keyboard. Try other possible Greek keyboard layouts. In the setting there should be a "+" next to "Greek". Click on it and you'll see the possible layouts. Add them and check if ";" + vowel is working on any of them. Especially try "polytonic" although I'm convinced it should work in the normal layout, too. Strange.


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

Nope, you are right. I was using the touchscreen keyboard. When I switched back to my external it worked just as you said! Thanks for your help.


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

Mine works the way Gerardd88 says but when I was trying to figure it out I found a site that said to try "shift ;" and the letter. I don't know if it is all at the same time or what. http://www.patristica.net/graeca/how-to-type-in-greek/


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

Are you using Linux? Can you tell me how to type Greek, I'm running Linux Mint.

Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

Try looking for a list of languages/keyboard layouts. There should be something like text entry settings/languages, maybe in keyboard. I found something like this. Not sure if this is it though. If you've found it, just add Greek.


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

thanks I'll check it out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nphx2

Just to expand on this, to use diaeresis, press Shift + ; + y/i. To use diaeresis with stress, press Shift + w + y/i.

ϊ ϋ ΐ ΰ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Svetlana463789

Thank you! I've tried it and it works. By the way, what the numbers next to flags mean? Svetlana.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

I was going to ask about this, but I'm glad someone else has noticed this :) Does anybody know what the accents mean? Is it for emphasis?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Yes, just as you said. You know which syllable to emphasise by where the accent is: e.g. σπίτι, SPEEti (house). κρασί, kraSEE (wine). Accents tend to go towards the end of the word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

To type accented vowels on the Microsoft Greek keyboard, click the colon/semicolon button and then press the vowel you want. This is how I can get ά, ί, ό etc.


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

is there information on accented Italian vowls I seem to keep getting it wrong when doing my lessons with duolingo please help susan coby

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