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The Greek Alphabet. From Alpha to Omega. A a. Name: Alpha Sound: “F a ther”. “I am the Alpha and the Omega”. B b. Name: Beta Sound: “ B egin”. G g. Name: Gamma Sound: “ G ift”. A double gg is pronounced “ si ng”. D d. Name: Delta Sound: “ D isciple”. E e.

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the greek alphabet

The Greek Alphabet

From Alpha to Omega

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A a

Name:Alpha

Sound: “Father”

“I am the Alpha and the Omega”

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B b

Name:Beta

Sound: “Begin”

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G g

Name:Gamma

Sound: “Gift”

A double gg is pronounced “sing”

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D d

Name:Delta

Sound: “Disciple”

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E e

Name:Epsilon

Sound: “Get”

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Z z

Name:Zeta

Sound: “Zoo”

Zhtew is “to look” or “seek”

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H h

Name:Eta

Sound: “They”

Modern Greek pronounces this as “key”

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Q q

Name:Theta

Sound: “Theology”

Begins the word Qeoj, “God”

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I i

Name:Iota

Sound: “Fit”

Not one ivw/ta or stroke shall pass from the law… (Matthew 5:18)

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K k

Name:Kappa

Sound: “King”

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L l

Name:Lamda

Sound: “Listen”

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M m

Name:Mu

Sound: “Man”

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N n

Name:Nu

Sound: “Name”

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X x

Name:Xi

Sound: “Wax”

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O o

Name:Omicron

Sound: “Offering”

When used by itself, o`is used as a definite article (“the”)

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P p

Name:Pi

Sound: “Pray”

Used today to describe the circumference of a circle

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R r

Name:Rho

Sound: “Ring”

s s j

S s, j

Name:Sigma

Sound: “Sit”

Normally appears as s, but turns to j at the end of a word

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T t

Name:Tau

Sound: “Teach”

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U u

Name:Upsilon

Sound: “Duty”

The Greek word u`yhlojmeans “high”

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F f

Name:Phi

Sound: “Phone”

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C c

Name:Chi

Sound: “Christ”

This accounts for the shorthand “Xmas”

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Y y

Name:Psi

Sound: “Lips”

Accounts for the spelling of “pseudo”

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W w

Name:Omega

Sound: “Gold”

“I am the Alpha and the Omega”

a e h i o u w
Vowels

Greek

a, e, h, i, o, u, w

a, e, i, o, u, y

English

There is a relationship between e and h

a gioj
Breathing Marks

What it does

Example

a[gioj

Rough Breathing Mark

Gives an “h” sound

avpo,stoloj

Smooth Breathing Mark

Type of Breathing Mark

Silent

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