[b-greek] RE: Pronunciation Help

From: Clwinbery@aol.com
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 20:57:07 EST

In a message dated 3/5/02 9:56:05 AM Central Standard Time,
06PETERSON@cua.edu writes:

> >===== Original Message From "David J. Sugg" <djsugg@bigfoot.com> =====
> >I have a question on the pronunciation of PNEUMA. Is the Pi pronounced or
> >silent? I am not really interested in how it would have been pronounced
> >originally, I just want to be sure others who know Koine Greek will
> >understand what I am saying. Mounce teaches pronounceing each consonant,
> >but someone told me recently that PNEUMA should be pronounced 'NEW-mah',
> >much like in english we would pronounce 'pneumatic.' So if I want to be
> >understood by a group of Greek scholars, like those inhabiting this list,
> >how should I say PNEUMA, 'NEW-mah' or 'p-NEW-mah'?
> >
Carl and Trevor already said yes. Would you say the same for PTUW and would
that make it onomatopoetic?

Carlton Winbery
who grew up in a lumber town
where the old men sat in front
of the commmissary and commiserated.

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