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Subject: Re: KLUH-tay?
Author: Andy   (guest)
Date: September 14, 2004 at 10:51:00 PM
Reply to: Re: KLUH-tay? by Dayna
In Ancient Greek the Y was pronounced like the German Ü (U umlaut) or the French U like in "sur"; this is at least what they teach in Germany (maybe the Germans just love their umlaut). It's just the OY (omikron-ypsilon) that was pronounced like OO.
In modern Greek I understand there are lots of EE-sounds around, all the Es (epsilon) and Äs (Eta), the Is (iota) anyway and also the Ys (ypsilon) are pronounced that way. I got the impression that due to all those EE-sounds modern Greek sounds like everybody was smiling all the time, but maybe the Greeks are just such friendly people.

Andy ;—)

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