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Greek - Diphthongs

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Hi,

I have been living in Greece now for a while and at last I can learn Greek thanks to Duolingo!! :D

Is it just me or in the Diphthongs sections there should also be ou which is read "u" (oo - as in moo, etc.). For example Igoumenitsa, Papadopoulos, etc.

Thanks in advance for any clarifications.

Dee

10/17/2016, 3:18:39 PM

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I do not think that qualifies as a diphthong, it is just a digraph (written form using two letters) for a monophthong (single-vowel sound).

10/17/2016, 9:26:15 PM

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"Officially" it is taught as a diphthong. But you are right. In Ancient Greek most likely υ was spelled as u, but as the centuries passed υ became similar with others [i], so there was not other way to spell it. But be careful: For the English speaking ou is not ου, as for instance some TTSs do, as the simple Windows one.

10/17/2016, 11:29:02 PM

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Well, done! Many thanks. I've added it to the ABC notes.

10/17/2016, 3:37:11 PM

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Thanks everyone for your input.

10/18/2016, 2:40:49 PM

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