Re: ypsilon

From: George Athas (
Date: Sun Aug 30 1998 - 01:24:31 EDT

> i curious as to whether many in northamerica or elsewhere to pronounce
> Y-psilon and "OI" the same, like most post-attic, pre-byzantine spelling
> evidence? [assumption: apparently it (Y/OI) was similar to french 'u',
> german umlaut]. if there is a relavant 'archive' note i would appreciate a
> 'forward'.

Modern Greek pronounces Y-psilon, Iota, Eta, and OI all the same - like English
"ee" as in the word "feet". This pronunciation has been around for quite a while
and goes back to the turn of the era.
Best regards!
George Athas
-University of Sydney & Moore Theological College
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