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Greek Consonants – Classification

Most greek consonants can be divided into three classes, labial, dental and palatal. Each of these classes has plain, voiced, aspirated or fricative and a double consonant (doubled with σ) sounds. The following chart should illustrate the relationships between consonants: … Continue reading

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Rough and Smooth Breathing

Continuing with the sound system of classical Greek, we find an aspirated sound, read “h-“, made by an extra puff of air. Rather than indicating with another character, Greek employs a breathing mark (ʽ), called a rough breathing. It is … Continue reading

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