"ι γιώτα"

Translation:i yiota

December 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LexKroes

To me it is not clear if I have to type the whole word or only the letter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

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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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Insane_Reader

5/28/20 Mine was NOT excepted. I had the "listen and spell" type question and I got it backward. Everything else was correct beside the order.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_..

Listening exercises only accept one specific answer unfortunately which makes this unit tricky to get through and all homophones exercises problematic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

There would only be 16 (ι is Greek)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucianaFer262484

The whole phrase sounds a bit like "idiota" in spanish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grinchforest

Question: what is γ (g) doing here? Shouldn't be just ιοτα?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

In Greek this letter is spelled either "ιώτα" or "γιώτα". In this case, the "γ" "γαμμα" sounds closer to y as in "yes''.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

Basically, γ is either a g or y, and ιώτα is sometimes spelt 'γιώτα', which is unusual since it doesn't start with ι.


[deactivated user]

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

    Yes, this skill is a problem. We have prepared links to help you overcome these inconsistencies. To learn the Greek alphabet look at the links here:

    https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/936

    And go on to other skills.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanWhiteside

    Why is yiota i when he essentially says the same thing twice?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eddiannie

    frustrating - letter and word reversed


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/STEFFIFI0902

    How to know if it is i yiota or yiota i???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

    Honestly, you say it ιγώτα, not γιώτα, so why spell it like that?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzarjzar

    the audio is so weird, i always get it wrong..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebLynne1

    Duolingo Greek is not nearly the quality that the French course it is. So difficult to figure out what we're supposed to do. Written as though we've already learned this in school. Extremely frustrating


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

    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:

    https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23430853

    https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22424028

    https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22040507

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lillith71

    it's not really the best way to start .....makes no sense at all


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruyui

    Why do we have to say i yiota i said yiota and it said its wrong.I dont accept it

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