Well, Greeks are Europe's biggest cheese eaters, followed by the French., and the first country to produce wine in Europe, historically. :P
That would be the foundation for a civilized English middle class party in the seventies...awwwwwwww!!! Bless their aspirations!!! :-D
υ by itself is pronounced like "ee".
The combination ου is pronounced like "oo".
The combinations αυ, ευ are pronounced either like "av, ev" or (if followed by a voiceless consonant) like "af, ef".
So there isn't a single pronunciation associated with the letter υ.
Can anyone tell me, I know there are 2 different ways to translate the English 'o' and 3 ways for 'i' kind of sounds, is there any pattern or rule to know when to use ο vs ω, or υ, ι, η, plus all the other combination letters or is it 'just' a matter of learning all the individual spellings? The only one I feel I get is σ vs ς.
In english you would traditionally say cheese first (e.g. cheese and wine). Is there there a similar preference in Greek?