"i yiota"

Translation:ι γιώτα

October 26, 2016

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How do you know when to use ω or ο (omicron)?


In general, it's like "ea" / "ee" in English -- you just have to learn it. They sound exactly the same.

However, if it's in the ending of a word rather than the root, then you can usually tell by the grammar -- for example, a stressed "os" at the end would usually be -ός for a noun or adjective but -ώς for an adverb, and a stressed "o" at the end would usually be -ό for a noun or adjective but -ώ for a verb.


my keyboard cant type in greek


If you're on Windows, go to settings, then language preferences, and keyboard settings. Add Greek keyboard and switch to the greek keyboard when needed. Voila ! :)


You can use this add-on for Google Chrome to make your keyboard changeable, that depends on the language you study on.



Γ or γ is the 3rd letter or the greek alphabet. Like in γιαγιά = grandma. Ω or ω is the last letter of the alphabet. There are 24 letters.

The greek alphabet has 2 types of letters: Vowels and consonants. "Γ" is a consonant and "ω" is a vowel. Vowels may have a mark on them like "ά". When they do, they are pronounced with the same sound but with more emphasis.

I hope this helps, Im a native speaker.


Why does yiota translates litterally to gióta in greek?


Actually the pronunciation of "yiota" is "yota". "G" happens to be the transliterated letter for "γ" in the Latin alphabet.


Is this supposed to mean something, or be a typing exercise? I honestly can't tell.


This is just a typing and understanding exercise. It is not a sentence.


May i know why do we use ω (omega) instead of ο (omicron) ?


Why is the letter γ used as an actual y in sounding out the letter i instead of its usual g sound?


Because "γιω- = γιο- = yo-" ("yota" is more accurate a pronounciation than "yiota").


γ sounds like [ɣ] before back vowels /a o u/ and like [ʝ] (basically like English "y" but a bit "raspier") before front vowels /e i/.


So does it sound like "g" in "go"/"get" whichever is closer only before consonants and in the end if the word?


The first sound mizinamo described is this one.


Why is the i spelled as ιώτα rather than ιότα? I haven't even learned the letter ω yet.

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    I don't get this question. Why are we going from yiota to iota? What is the lesson here?


    Drop down wanted Εγώ for I

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      This is the greek alphaber: Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω

      α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω

      Alfa Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda Mu Nu Xi Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon Phi Chi Psi Omega

      So, the difference between γ and ω is that they are different letters.


      Why is the definition of "i" translated to "εγώ" when the correct answer is "ι"


      These are just suggestions and sometimes may not be correct. In greek "εγώ" means "i" , like in "i speak" (εγώ μιλάω). This is not an actual sentence, it is only trying to teach you the letter "ι".


      What do gamma and omega mean


      What do gamma and omega mean

      They are letter names.

      "gamma" is the name of the Greek letter Γ γ, and "omega" is the name of the Greek letter Ω ω.

      Like how "aitch" is the name of the English letter H h, and "wye" is the name of the English letter Y y.


      So i look at the actual thing, as in the word bank, and i type what i see but then there is a bunch of extra letters in the sentance?


      One question: one translation of iota is ιώτα, so why did greeks add γιώτα, it doesn't even start with i.


      "Ιώτα" and "γιώτα" sound the same. The "ιω" is very fast and sounds like there is a "γ" there.


      Whats the difference betwewn ω and ο?


      They are pronounced identically in Modern Greek.

      The separate spellings are historical, like how we distinguish “ea” from “ee” in English (e.g. meet, meat, need, knead, ...): they used to be pronounced differently centuries ago and that is the reason for the distinct spellings, but now it’s just something to memorise.


      In Greek we have two different "o"s, but even though they look different they sound the same. You need to study the vocabulary to remember how every word is written, but also grammar indicates it sometimes (this happens with other vowels as well). An easy thing to remember is that "ο" is what you put in front of any male subject (ex: "ο σκύλος") , while "ω" is used at the end of a verb in the first person in present perfect (ex: "I love you" = " ([εγώ] σε αγαπώ" ).


      Why call it γιώτα, it doesn't even start with ι! I personally think that Greek ιώτα is much less confusing, but say it "ee-oa-ta", not "ie-yoa-ta"


      Why call it γιώτα, it doesn't even start with ι!

      Why call H "aitch" or Y "wye"? Those names don't start with the letters they name!


      Why use ω instead of ο?


      That's how the name of the letter is spelled.


      still have no clue how to type accents


      Ιώτα should be the correct answer. Λεπτομέρειες θα μου πεις


      "ι ιώτα" is one of the accepted translations as well.


      The first letter of yiota is a γ (g). How can that be right?


      And yet, it is! It's like medicine, the science, being ιατρική, but doctor = γιατρός. It has to do with how ιώτα and ιατρός are pronounced by native speakers, even when the γ is not there. :)


      You're funny. :-D

      I guess I should have expected that when studying the language which provoked the phrase "it's all Greek to me," things might be a bit "interesting."

      However, after studying Hindi and Arabic, both of which may have some difficult letters to say, I guess I got spoiled, for at least those are largely, and predictably phonetic.


      Actually, Greek is rather straightforward in both pronunciation and spelling. You just happened on one of the exceptions.


      Lucky me! |-D Greek also has some interesting and unexpected letter combos, based on a post I read yesterday.


      The first letter of wye (Y) is a "w"; the first letter of aitch (H) is an "a"....


      Ooh, good points mizinamo! Hadn't thought of those! :D (I wish everyone knew aitch does not start with an H...)


      And W "double U" doesn't start with D and there's no U in it.


      How to type 'y' (as in yiota) on GK keyboard (Samsung/Android)? Capital upsilon was treated as typo.


      γιώτα (ΓΙΩΤΑ) starts with a gamma.


      Is there a pronunciation difference between ο and ω?


      No, and if you go here you'll see how to pronounce all the letters.

      https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22040507THE MODERN GREEK ALPHABET and HOW TO GET THE GREEK KEYBOARD https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23430853

      MODERN GREEK RESOURCES How to get the keyboard These links will not only show you how to get the Greek keyboard but also how to find the Greek letters on it, how to add accent d and much more.


      γιώτα και ιώτα είναι τα ίδια


      Please read the comment above yours for help because this exercise has some technical problems. The links given will cover all y our needs. and move on to the next Skill.


      What is the difference between ο and ω??? I can never tell when to use one or the other


      What is the difference between ο and ω?

      They are pronounced identically.

      I can never tell when to use one or the other

      It's just memorisation.

      Like English ee versus ea, Greek uses different spellings for ο ω and for ι η υ ει οι because those used to be pronounced differently... two thousand years ago or so. Now you just have to remember that in English, "clean" is with ea and "green" is with ee... and that "weak" and "week" are both words but mean different things. And in Greek, that χώρος "place" has omega but χορός "dance" has omicron or that τοίχος (house wall) has omicron-iota but τείχος (city wall) has epsilon-iota.

      In endings, it's easier as those are regular; for example, neuter nouns ending in /o/ are spelled -ο while "I" verb forms ending in /o/ are spelled -ω.

      But in the stem of a word, it's all memorisation, unfortunately.

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