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Subject: Re: Proper pronunciation of Persephoneia?
Author: Serafina Starstrider   (Authenticated as Serafina Starstrider)
Date: October 3, 2011 at 7:51:39 PM
Reply to: Proper pronunciation of Persephoneia? by Cambria
The actual Hellenic way to pronounce Persephone is not (pər-SEF-ə-nee) like most English speakers think. I'm uncertain what it is. But I know that Artemis is not (AHR-tə-mis) it's more similar to (AHR-tay-meez).


This may help you some:
http://www.hellenicgods.org/pronunciationinhelleniclanguage

It helped me a little but I'm still a little confused on Hellenic pronounciation. Not to mention Hellenic pronunciation may have changed some with time and depending one where you are in Greece. But from what a teacher told me this summer the eia ending is pronounced like (ay-ah). So my guess would be Persephoneia is (peer-SEEF-ohn-ay-ah). Also it seems like e's are sometimes ee and sometimes they are ay.


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