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No problem these are all accepted. [i/yiota/iota/ee/ι] [i/yiota/iota/ee/ι] there are 26 possible combinations. So, just jump in and try. E.g. i i, or i yiota, or iota iota,or ee ee, or yiota ee or,iota yiota in other words any combination of the sound and letter. There is great variety.
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It asked me to type what I heard, and what I heard was "γιώτα". I thought I had the option to either enter ι or γιώτα; I'm just beginning and have the word bank. It marked me wrong, so when I got the second chance I chose what it was expecting, but what it said as I did so was "γιώτα γιώτα".
That is, what the program sounded out as being correct did not sound like what was prompted. I also reported it for audio, but I wanted to make a comment as well.
You are at the very beginning and you are learning the Greek alphabet. Yes, I'm sure the French is much easier but then you knew all the letters before you started and even most of the pronunciation. However, to learn Greek you need to first become accustomed to at least the pronunciation of the letters. Actually, we assume you did not learn the correct pronunciation of Greek in school and that you wouldn't know some of the letters on sight which is why we begin with the letters.
Now to help more we have created the Tips & notes, which you can access by clicking on the light bulb image at the start of the lesson. Or for more information go here:
And here: https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/936
In addition, you should use the Drop Down Hints which will show you how to translate each exercise.