I am New to Greek
I need some help with my Greek. I know little , but still need some help, Thank you.
Welcome and we're here to help. First here is a link to a variety of things you may need. From hints on the use of Duo in general, to how to get the Greek keyboard, the Greek alphabet and much more. It's to be bookmarked and referred to as you need. We are here if you have any questions.
As soon as you install the Greek keyboard you will notice that there are many letters the same and in the same position as in English. To see how it is a Greek keyboard Google translation had developed a Greek one already that can help to familiarize yourself with.
An issue is the accent: The accent can be put pressing the ; key first, nothing happens, but when you press a vowel, it will be accented. No accents to consonants.
Another issue is dialytics (umlaut), used for two-letters complexes in order not to pronounce them as one voice, i.e. αϊ is [a][i] and not [e] as it is usual. Press Shift and ; together, leave them and then the vowel with dialytics.
And finally it is the accented dialytics i.e. αΐ, as the name Ησαΐας. This ΐ can be written in many ways, depending on the keyboard you have installed, the most usual is right Alt together with ; and then the vowel, but it is very rare to meet with this case*.
*In my Linux keyboard this method does not work though, instead I press Shift and ; for dialytics and then ; for accent. More about Linux keyboards in Greek, here: https://blog.simos.info/how-to-type-greek-greek-polytonic-in-linux/
But there are sticky posts in this board that tell more about Greek keyboards. Thanks to the Greek team!
No, the keyboard is a matter of a little time to get familiarized with. Some languages have keyboards extremely different than the English one and need a lot of time.
Very good! Another notice: κορίτσι, not κορίτση, because it is neutral in -ι, (το) κορίτσι. All neutral nouns in -ι are written with the suffix -ι not -η. The suffix -η is used in feminine nouns i.e η λέξη=the word, η τάξη=the class, the order, *Do you remember εντάξει=in order=Ok (it is an Ancient Greek dative) ?
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