fwgk5942 at mb.infoweb.ne.jp
Sat May 8 00:56:20 EDT 2004
On 2004.5.8, at 06:45 AM, TuNeCedeMalis67 at aol.com wrote:
> The Mounce Audio files use a short "o" for omega in hora.
> Isn't omega ALWAYS long?? I know there are so many diagreements about
> pronunciation, but I thought that was one of the few ALWAYS things :-(
> Is it just a mistake or should I learn to say it like that?
It depends on what you mean by a long omega sound. Some pronounce long
omega the American way, as "o" in road or tone. But I think the
ancient Greek way of pronouncing a long "o" sound is by lengthening the
short "o" sound. So, Mounce may actually be more "correct" in his
pronunciation of hWRA in the audio files that come with his BBGG,
although it would probably be inconsistent with his overall system
(since he pronounces omega usually as "o" in tone). By the way, I
wouldn't recommend Mounce as a good model for learning pronunciation.
He may be an excellent grammarian, morphologist, syntaxiologist or
whatever, and I've listened to his CD's and lectures over and over, but
I cannot stand listening to him read from the Greek New Testament for
two minutes! ;-)
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