I have a feeling that that is something that we have to memorize in Greek, just as we have to learn which English words use let us say "w", "h", or "wh".
There is no distinction between ο and ω in Modern Greek, other than the spelling. Both are pronounced the same.
Thanks, Could you tell us how to determine which of them we have to use in different situations?
Unfortunately you just have to learn every word with its spelling. A few rules become clear after a while, e.g. verbs ending in -ω but never in -ο, feminine words ending in -η but not in -ι (that's neutral). In general Greek spelling is something you learn and accept as is. :)
Pronunciation is incorrect. Emphasis on the wrong syllable. Happens in other parts if the app. Check spelling give to voice synthesis API?
I am confused. Why place an "x" before "xylophone"? It doesn't make a correct English statement? I thought that ξ was going to translate into an English article such as "the".
I: I'll phone you on my ξυλόφωνο
II: Αυτό είναι το ξυλόφωνο μου!
ξυ λό φ ω νο
I cannot type in Greek as I do not have access to a Greek keyboard, despite downloading one on 'Settings' - please explain how I may address this problem?
When you go open the keyboard swipe on the spacebar to open it. Also you have to make sure it's not just downloaded but also turned on. What kind of phone do you have?
The way to switch the keyboard in android is to hold the spacebar and swipe to the language you have installed
So far these lessons are not helping me figure out how to distinguish χ from ξ, and the inclusion of the English X apparently to help, only makes it worse. And "zylophone"? Seriously? Even English speakers don't know how to spell it in English! It seems like a bad choice for a word in the first Greek lesson!