When meaning 'the' is it pronounced 'o' or 'omicron?' Because she definitely said omicron which doesn't seem right to me.
Then it is always pronounced "o" and not "omicron" (same in the sentence with H as the feminine definite article, it should be "ee" and not "eeta"). I believe the problem is caused by linking this program to a "letter to sound" computer program instead of recording each sentence for Duolingo. You can see the same problem in the Swedish course where sometimes short words are read out as if they were abbreviations or the other way around. So, a long story short: The audio is incorrect. :-)
The course is teaching us the Alphabet, and O is omicron, not "the", right?
It can be both, "omicron" being the name of the letter (as in this skill) and "ο" being a masculine definite article.
Yeah I see a lot of that in the Swedish course but I don't think its as noticable tho but maybe when slowed down it did shows a lot.
ο means the for male genre nouns and το means the for neuter genre nouns
No, αυτός is the Greek word for "this". "Αυτός" doesn't even substitute the article when used with a noun, you would have to use both, for example "this man" would be "αυτός ο άνδρας" in Greek.
The word "The" changes its form depending on singular/plural and gender. See examples in the tips and notes.
The last one was wrong because I typed α when they asked for alpha. Then this one's wrong because I spelled out ονικρον instead of just typing the letter ο. I'm afraid that they really have a consistency problem that needs to be fixed.
The audio said 'omicron' so I answered 'O' and was correct. For another question the audio said 'eeta', I answered 'H' and was incorrect; they required 'the'. These inconsistencies make the test ludicrous.
I agree. There seem to be inconsistencies for what the correct answer is in these exercises. Which is sad because this is a great program and idea for learning another language.
Yes, article/letter exercises might be problematic at times, but we have been trying to create a more consistent tree 2 ;)