The Mystery of the Seven Vowelsâ¦ Pronouncing diphthongs 1. Greek phonics will not be entirely inductive or deductive, but a combination of both. Indo-European vowels Ancient Greek Vowels Simple Dipthongs Simple Diphthongs Short Long a ai au e ei eu o oi ou i u shwa. âExploring the Efficacy of Vowel Intonations.â The Rose+Croix Journal, 2005, Vol. Initially, the Greek alphabet used all the symbols from the Phoenician alphabet and adapted some to denote vowel sounds. A diphthong is a sound that is formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable. Dipthongs When two vowels combine to make one sound, it is called a dipthong. The Greek language was adapted from the earlier Phoenician and Semitic alphabet. Vowels. Search for crossword clues found in the NY Times, Daily Celebrity, Daily Mirror, Telegraph and major publications. Î±Î¹ as in aisle Î±á¼´ÏÏ ÎµÎ¹ as in (The diphthong ÏÏ is used in Classical Greek, but occurs in the New Testament only in the name ÎÏÏ Ïá¿Ï where there is always a diaeresis over the Ï indicating that it is not a diphthong.) The vowels are pronounced as follows: ... As is clear from the earlier quotations, the sentence order of Greek may differ considerably from that of English. Greek phonics prepares to read competently the Greek New Testament. In an earlier form of Greek, the verb was placed last in the sentence. The sound starts in one vowel and then moves toward the other. But in the sayings of Menander its position is quite different. The second vowel is always an Î¹ or an Ï . A COMPENDIUM OF ANCIENT GREEK PHONOLOGY 65 3. Consisting of 19 consonants and 5 vowels, the Greek alphabet is unique. Repeating vowels in poetry; like alliteration. The combination of these letters is blended into sounds to form single and multi-syllable Greek sounds. In the Greek language, long vowels were TWO-BEAT vowel sounds. Vowels: Attic-Ionic shift of to Indo-European long *a survived in most Greek dialects, but â¦ , á¿, Ï, and á¿¡ are long. This chart outlines some Greek diphthongs. There are seven dipthongs in Greek: There are seven dipthongs in Greek: The "eu" combination is probably the hardest to learn for most people. Examples are provided in English and four popular languages, wherein the pronunciation of the letters in bold represents (one way of pronouncing) the corresponding Greek vowel. Some examples in English are coin and loud. Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1991: 22-23  Braun, Melanie. A diphthong consists of two vowels that produce but one sound. Answers for GREEK VOWELS crossword clue. They are pronounced as follows. The Greek vowel sounds coincide with the five vowels of the Latin alphabet: a, e, i, o, u, which will be used for their ALPAG representation. This lesson includes the pronunciation of all Greek consonants, vowels, and diphthongs. Here is what the Greek alphabet looks like: As you might have spotted, the obvious problem here is that the Greek language has 24 letters, whilst English has 26. The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice. Two vowels combined as one syllable. The Greeks added and dropped letters over time and changed their sounds and meaning. ... A word with the five vowels in alphabetical order. In other words, these vowels would take twice as long to pronounce as short vowels. 2 : 13  Godwin, Joscelyn. Values & Examples.