"Ποιανού είναι αυτό το ξυλόφωνο;"
Translation:Whose xylophone is this?
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Are you on the web, Android or iOS? What type exercise was it? Translate Gr to En, En to Gr, was it a Strengthen skills, multiple choice e.g?
What did you write and what does the exercise say the correct answer is?
Hello Jaye, I was on my pc. Three times I completed this exercise, the complete exercise, Gr - En, En - Gr, not just one sentence,. When I had finished, I clicked on 'continue' to start the next exercise, but it did not register that I had completed that one, and so I could not do the next one. It did not register that I had completed my daily total either. I went onto the Spanish course and there was no problem with that, but now I cannot switch back to Greek, as every time I try to change language it goes back to Spanish! I have never had problems before. I was using my i-pad before and that was very good, but I keep getting messages about 'ran out of health' which I do not understand, and it cuts me off!
My problem is not knowing when to use ι for i,or υ for i,ο for o, or ω for o,δ for d,or ντ for d,χι or ξυ. For example,I might write χιλόφονο,ξιλώφονο,χιλώφωνω,ξυλόφονο etc.,guess You got my point. Someone wrote to me that Greeks read like they write,but I dont agree with that.In my language(Croatian)We read like We write. Can someone help me with what letter to use where in Greek? I'm sure that there is a system to it.
Yes, it's true that to a very great degree Greek is read the way it looks but there are exceptions and the major ones are the many ways to write the sound of "ee" as in "see, bee, etc". As you will see in our Link to the Greek alphabet (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23430853)....
Η-η, Ι-ι, Υ-υ, Οι, Υι are all pronounced the same...."ee" as in "sEE".
As δ for d...that is a mistake. The Δδ, is pronounced more like "th" in "then" it is not a sound found in English.
for the real Englisd "d" we use "ντ".
Greek: "ξξ" is English "x" as in "extra", ''box" and that is its only sound. Greek. "Χχ" is English X XEI which sounds like h in have, hamburger, how.... not* like the English letter it resembles.
There is no reliable formula for when to use which vowel they are only learned through practice. That is why on Duolingo we give you the Drop Down ... those words you see when you pass your cursor over a word in the sentence...by using them regularly you will get used to the spelling of each word just as you do with any language.
Look at these odd English spellings to create the same sound.
So no, there is no "system to it" (well none that is foolproof) you learn spelling through practice.
Check out these tips and learn the words as they are taught it will make learning easier and faster.
TIPS TO MAKE LEARNING EASIER and EFFECTIVE + HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM
And check out the Greek Forum here with more links.