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.
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.
I don't get this question. Why are we going from yiota to iota? What is the lesson here?
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.
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" ).
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.
No, and if you go here you'll see how to pronounce all the letters.
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.