"hee and color"
Translation:χι και χρώμα
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This hee means "x" which is the first letter of the word for color "χρώμα" . I find it pretty complicated and confusing for someone that is trying to learn greek for the first time. I am a native greek speaker and even i had trouble to tell what this hee supposed to mean. Maybe this hee should be omitted.
The name of the Greek letter Χ, χ is χει/ χι in Greek and Chi in English. The letter is pronounced "hee"
One thing is the name of a letter another is how it is pronounced. The Greek letters already have names in English. It is only bewildering to give them new names
The Greek Alphabet with the names in Greek and English and how to pronounce: The Greek Alphabet http://www.foundalis.com/lan/grkalpha.htm
This is late, but for anyone else:
Χι (transliterated as chi) is NOT supposed to be pronounced like the ch in cheese. It is pronounced like IPA /χ/, which doesn't have an equivalent in most English dialects. Just think the ch in Scottish loch (/x/) or jota (also /x/) in Spanish. It's like a haitch, but not identical.
Well, yes and no. Some letters look exactly like the Eng. and are pronoucned lke Eng. others look different but are pronounced exactly like the Eng. And a few look different and sound different.
We've tried to put these all in order...So, check these out:
This is in two sections. Be sure to scroll down and have a look at what's available.
There is only one steadfast rule. For verbs in the first person "I" in the present tense that take "o" at the end that "o" will always be 'omegao' -> Ωω. E.g. παίζω-> I play, πηγαίνω-> I go etc. From there on it's a matter of learning each word.
There is a bright spot. Greek words are spelled exactly as they sound in the vast majority of cases. There are very few exceptions, there are no silent letters etc as we have in English.
X and K are two different letters. They look different and they sound different. X sounds like the "h" in "heavy, hello, help..." K is just like the English K as in "keep, king, kind". See here for fuller explanations:
And here for good audio: http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/ch1/alphabet/alphabet.asp?vletter=1
Χ, χ was pronounced kh in ancient Greek but not any more. Now it is hee with a shrill h.
Here you can hear the ancient χ in χρώμα. If you point on "Ελληνικά" you get it in modern Greek together with some phrases where you can compare the sound of χ, κ https://el.forvo.com/search/%CF%87%CF%81%CF%8E%CE%BC%CE%B1/grc/
First of all when you reference a book you should give the name of the book.
Second...no there is no K sound in the letter χ in Greek. Try these sites for good pronunciation:
This has native speakers pronouncing the words....