"το γράμμα θ"
Translation:The letter theeta
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We certainly hope so but as you know when it is something regulated by the Duobot we can only report it. These changes will have to be done by the tech staff and I imagine will entail a major overhauling of the program because of course, they'll have lots of other things to correct.
Here's a random suggestion that should obviously be dismissed: Let an acceptable translation for θ be the Old English/Old Norse/Icelandic letter thorn (þ). It's the same sound and is only one letter instead of being a digraph. Would anyone care? No, not likely. Is it more trouble than it's worth? I imagine so, probably. But it'd be so cool to anyone who was clever enough to think of it.
We did...hundreds of years ago. Now people think þ is a "weird p".
Fun Fact: Not only did thorn fall out of favour with the English, the French refused to put up with it at all. Their closest choice on the mediæval press/typing-system was actually y. That's where we get "ye old", which is supposed to be pronounced /ði old/, and was pronounced so by English speakers.
It, unfortunately, despite my best efforts, my very persistent, best efforts, does not appear to be making a comeback anytime soon.
I am sorry about that of course either should be accepted. There seems to be a very resistant bug causing it. If you can get beyond the first skill I'm sure you'll find the other less troublesome. I'd also like to mention that we are preparing a new tree and hope to avoid all such issues as well as adding new and more useful sentence.
το γράμμα θήτα is still not accepted. Neither is το γραμμα ταυ. As the instruction is to type in Greek what you hear, I think these are the correct responses. If Doulingo just wants a single letter response, it should say so. It is reasonable to assume the student responds in Modern Greek, not Icelandic, Olde English or Ancient Greek.
I had exactly the same verbal request for Το γράμμα θήτα two questions running. The first time it gave Το γράμμα θήτα as correct, the second time it gave it as incorrect as it wanted το γραμμα θ but there was no way for me to tell which it wanted?
Hello again, thank you for getting back to me. It was listening exercise (type what you hear), which is why I didn't know which form of the letter it needed? I can see that programming this must be a nightmare! But it would be good if both answers could be right each time i.e. the letter and its name?
What you're saying is understandable, but, unfortunately, that's how the Duolingo listening exercises work. This is a problem that pretty much arises in this kind of sentences only ("the letter xxxx"). Even if we remove one of two translations, learners might still keep typing in either of the two, and they are not the ones to blame. The thing is that we have nothing to do with programing the course, but we always discuss the issues that come up with the rest of the Duolingo volunteers and staff and this problem is yet to be solved. Thank you for your comment!
Go here and type in any word or phrase you need and hear it pronounced by native Greek speakers.
And here is a link which has 7 dictionaries some of them have pronunciation.