Course description of "diphtongs"
The ABC skill lists the following "diphtongs" in Greek:
ΜΠ μπ = sounds like b
ΝΤ ντ = sounds like d
ΓΚ γκ = sounds like g
ΓΓ γγ = sound like ng
ΤΣ τσ = sounds like ts
ΤΖ τζ = sounds like tz
If I haven't forgotten what I learned in primary school, a diphtong is a combination of vowels, e.g. ey, ow, oy, etc. Is there an entirely different set of linguistic terms in Greek?
Yes, we messed that up didn't we. What you learned in primary school is exactly as the Notes should have read. It was only after we were in Beta that we noticed or to tell the truth a learner pointed it out as you have now. Unfortunately, we can't edit the Notes at this point. While the description was wrong the general idea is that the two letters form a new pronunciation. This error is another reason I'm spending a good deal of time on editing the course and not much on the Forums or Discussions. Thanks again let us know anything else you may come across.