Interesting. In Greek every letter evidently has its own separate name, of up to three syllables. In English our letters hardly have names, we just use the letter itself spoken with a conventional vowel sound. (For M, we always say "em", not "am" or "om" or "mee"). I wonder why do we say "bee" like beta rather than "eb", but "ef" rather than "fee" like φ? I suppose our biggest anomolies are "aitch" for which there is no direct Greek equivalent ( it used to be just a breathing), and "Double-U", which just seems a late addition to the alphabet. We have even split up two letters into alternative versions, I/J and U/V
Yes, the alphabet even though very basic has many interesting features in all languages. The English alphabet names are a stumbling block for young students. And double U is a good example because it neither looks like nor sounds like what it is. :-))
Fun fact about the double-u thing: in French, it is called a double-v, because it looks like two v's next to each other (w vs vv look alike.) And it is also pronounced like a v in some languages, ex. German or Polish.
Maybe w/double-u got its weird name from that? Sometimes, depending on how you might write it, it would look like two u's.
As a learner, my advice is to use the word bank for these alphabet lessons. Otherwise, report it anytime when your answer isn't accepted. (There's a button for "report", and it usually allows you to say "my answer should have been accepted).
I got a typo in a previous exercise in this single practice for typing "το γράμμα πι" when it wanted "π" instead, and now this one called "ψ" a typo. It's impossible to tell when the "Type what you hear" questions want just the letter or the name of the letter.
Sorry about that. The grading of the translations is done by computer. Sometimes it seems to get confused in this skill. We've had fewer such issues in the rest of the skills so please be patient and go on. Thanks for letting us knonw about this.
If you check out this link:
you'll get a good overview of the Greek alphabet and what it sounds like. And no...Zi does not equal ψι.
If there is a glitch you can report it here...
Thank you, Jaye. I do realize that I misheard. I can clearly hear the psi sound. I just don't understand why it marked it correct when clearly ζ is not ψ.
The reason I asked is because I am new to Greek and I didn't want to ignorantly call this a glitch if there is some deeper rule at play here that I am unaware of.
If no one else has anything to say regarding this, I will report it as a glitch.
Then I'd say to let it go for now and go on to the other skills. I think you'll find them more interesting and less troublesome. If you do encounter anything let us know and try to send a screenshot.
Best wishes for happy learning.
NO, Duo never marks exercises wrong due to incorrect capitals, nor punctuation, nor missing or misplaced accents. There might have been an error in your sentences or there might be a bug. Please send a screenshot so we can see what happened.
I'm sorry but i don't have any screenshot, i will try to send you a screenshot of the same type of error with another letter
Ps: excuse me for my english i'm not a native speaker
Unfortunately, i didn't round any other error of this type, i guess that i was unlucky. Next time i round an error i will show a screenshot in thé discussion. Btw, it was nice toi talk tout you and thank you for helping us with pour little struggles