Both γάμα and γάμμα are accepted. In Ancient Greek it was γάμμα, but in Modern Greek γάμα is more common. Click here for more information
However, in Modern Greek the script γάμα and its pronunciation can cause confusion, because it is also the second singular Imperative person of the verb γαμάω/γαμώ, which means fuck!!!
No, γ here sounds like the very first sound in "when", just before the u sound, but much stronger than that.
As far as I know, this exact sound does not exist in English. The sound is created in a similar way to the k sound in "car", the only differences are that:
the back of the tongue does not touch the upper mouth as it would in k, but there is a very short distance in between,
the γ sound is voiced, as opposed to k (or h), so if you touch your throat when you are pronouncing it, you feel the vibration, which you don't in the case of k or h. It is like the difference of the sounds v and f in English.
Finally, the sound of γ here is pretty similar to that of r in French, but I believe that in the latter, the place where the tongue comes close to the upper mouth is much more closer to the throat than in γ.
I hope that was not too confusing!
On a standard QWERTY keyboard, when switched to Greek, you first hit the key next to L and then, straight away, the key of the vowel you want to add the accent on: ; + α = ά. You won't see anything before you hit the vowel key though.
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Not really. Υυ in Greek is pronounced the same as Ιι and Ηη. Gamma — Γγ is pronounced like something in between H (as in human) and G (as in go).