"ε"

Translation:e

10/26/2016, 10:24:06 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/KKGarcia2

can someone please help me type in greek. I don't know how to cut and paste from a different web site.

10/26/2016, 10:24:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Have a look at https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17556409 for instructions on how to add a Greek keyboard.

10/27/2016, 4:33:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Erblou

I wrote "έψιλον" and it was rejected - though the accent is wrong I thought this answer was correct as well?

12/21/2016, 3:22:13 PM

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What's the difference between the letter ε and η which are both translated by 'e' in english ?

11/12/2017, 3:09:21 PM

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In Ancient Greek, ε was short and close [e] while η was long and open [ɛː].

The Romans likely heard both sounds as /e/ and wrote them down identically as they didn't have those separate sounds nor did they have letters for them, so both those letters came down to us as "e".

In Modern Greek, ε is a mid vowel [ɛ] and η has merged with several others into [i].

11/12/2017, 5:44:25 PM

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this letter most used in physics and mathematic

10/13/2018, 11:37:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew84546

I selected t but it said i got it right why?

1/12/2019, 5:14:34 AM
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