I will admit I did not see the; at the end of the sentence so I cannot complain that I was marked wrong for not putting my answer in question form. But if you listen to the Voice she Express is this sentence as a declarative sentence. There is no upward inflection at the end of her voice to make this a question.
You're right, but unfortunately, we cannot change the audio. When we will be able to disable the Greek sentences, we will remove those sentences with the most problematic sound.
Την and τη are in fact the same word. The ν is added to the word if the following word starts with a certain set of letters. I don't have a list of those letters though, but the added ν is there to "ease" pronunciation as far as I know
Εΰρηκα! I found it
It is easier to remember when to keep ν
ΚάΠοΤε έΨαΞες για φωνήεντα και ΜΠ, ΝΤ, ΓΚ, ΤΣ, ΤΖ
(once you looked for ... φωνήεντα/vowels ... )
that is: If the following word starts with a vowel or with κ, π, τ, ψ, ξ or μπ, ντ, γκ, τς, τζ then keep ν in
the article την
the personal pronoun αυτήν, την
the particles δεν, μην
otherwise if (γ, β, δ, χ, φ, θ, μ, ν, λ, ρ, σ, ζ) skip ν.
see:Το τελικό -ν και ένα κολπάκι! - http://www.anthomeli.com/2015/02/blog-post_10-3.html
For those familiar with phonetic terminology that's, keep it for stops and affricates and throw it out for fricatives, nasals, etc.
also question, doesn't this imply that this should be τη γάτα instead?
I believe it should under the current spelling rules, yes.
http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSDIM-F102/580/3784,16613/ is another resource for the spelling of certain words with or without a final nu.
I have simplified the νυ-rule I gave above:
Τη γάτα, since νυ is kept only before VOWELS and KePT-consonants:
Κ: κ, γκ, ξ
Ρ: π, μπ, ψ
Τ: τ, ντ, τς, τζ
Note -ετε is the ending in present active if the subject is a second person plural (you): σώζετε τη γάτα/ you rescue the cat
-εται is the ending in present passive if the subject is a third person singular: η γάτα σώζεται/ the cat is rescued