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Hi Baeward, Under 'Tips and Notes' it says that the accent tells us which syllable to stress!
Hi I think the ó accent, make the o (which sound like the norwegian letter å) into a norwegian o (enclosed o).
My mother tongue is norwegian
For anyone else who was wondering, It's the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Same reason why
w would be a correct answer if it were an English course and the prompt were
I LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS OF WHY I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK GREEK!!!!!!!!!! :)
Just bear in mind that Duolingo is teaching Modern Greek, and the myths were originally written in Ancient Greek.
It's not a word. It's the name of a letter.
Asking "what does omicron mean" is the same as asking "what does aitch mean".
I just started and I think the woman's voice sounds weak or somehow less energetic compared to other languages..hope it gets better. though I really appreciate for the new language course!! so hard to find greek language book in my country!
Enjoy the course! Be sure to read the Tips and notes available under the lessons and ask if you need any help!
is the accent mark necessary when I type omicron or omikron? The program says there is a typo.
I have downloaded the Greek keyboard, but it doesn't add the accented 'a' 'o' etc. The program tells me there's a spelling error because of this. Is there a way to insert the accents?
Use the semicolon like it's shift while typing the letter and it will type the accent.
In the dropdown list of language keyboards there's an option to click (on a mac, anyway) for "Show keyboard viewer". It pops up a small keyboard on the screen that you can move around but keep on top to look at. It also helps remind you what language your keyboard is in! For "ό" I typed the semicolon key to the right of the L followed by the "o"
but how do you put the h upside down it's very hard to do this. so please let me know how to do this thanks and cheers!
It's a letter of the Greek alphabet. It's teaching us the names of the letters and how to write them.
I typed ο with the greek letter setting and it said I was incorrect because I typed it in english. I thought there would be a bit of a difference.
Please read the comments before asking a question that has already been answered multiple times.
Excuse me I'm french I want to learn Greek but it is not possible with the section in French and what mean imanon?
I bought my Apple desktop in March 2007. So it's an antique. I was amazed to be able to pull up the Greek alphabet keyboard. I followed the link given by Jaye16 in the first "Type what you hear" exercise in the first Basic Greek lesson. It was tricky for me because I am no computer whiz. But I got it done. Now it is SO easy to switch from English to Greek alphabet and back. Maybe you should try again.
So I guess Greek alphabets are more like Kyrillics'. Or should I say Kyrillics are more like Greeks'? )
No, the Cyrillic alphabet is derived from the Greek alphabet. It was named for St. Cyril, who translated religious texts into Slavic.
I am having a problem because Omircon my i do not know how you get that 2 letter
I am half Greek but brought up in England my great grandpa taught me some befor he died
You can if you install a Greek keyboard. It's not hard, just Google "greek keyboard" and your system.
If you read the comments, you'll see it's the name of a letter of the alphabet.
I am using my laptop but don't seem to be able to access a Greek keyboard.
when I skip a sound translation question why does it keep taking me back I don't have sound on my computer
Thank you for correcting my spell error. ομικροη to όμικρον ... very awesome teacher :)
No -- Greek is written in the Greek alphabet so if you learn the language, you will have to learn to read and write the Greek alphabet as well.
If you don't have a Greek keyboard installed on your device yet, there are some links here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17706271
I added the Greek keyboard, but there are some places where the program accepts it as correct (νι for ni) and some where it doesn't. I am still confused about when to switch it in, so my scores are likely to suffer as if I was racing through and not paying attention.
This has been asked and answered numerous times on this page. Please read the rest of the comments here.
Please read the comments on this page and you will find the answer you're looking for.
how do you make the h upside down? i keep getting it wrong because the h has to be down please tell me why this is happnning?
That's not an "upside-down h". That's the letter mu. You need to install a Greek keyboard. There is a link further up this page that explains how.
I know it like they want us to get it wrong by the way love your profile pic
As it has been explained here before, it's the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.