[B-Greek] Pronunciation of Upsilon
kwonbbl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 16:57:48 EDT 2008
Ruth mentioned it for a while ago. Can I find a file which shows
different pronunciation schemes (for Gk) compared each other and
showing the sound value in IPA? Where do we find it?
It just confuses me to hear on writing what letter should sound like
(blah blah blah).
Please help me.
FYI, there is audio CD for IPA sounds from I believe Cambridge University.
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Charles Johnson <cpj5117 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for the advice on upsilon. I tried the methods prescribed
> and they yielded a sound that I think is nearly correct. I'm going to need
> some more practice and audio reinforcement, but at least now I can hear it
> and distinguish it from English vowels.
> Charlie Johnson
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Vasile Stancu <stancu at mail.dnttm.ro> wrote:
>> This sound may be obtained as follows:
>> - prepare yourself to say "u" as in "bull" and set your lips accordingly;
>> - with the lips arranged in this setting, suddenly change your mind and say
>> "i" as in "bit";
>> - the sound you make is what I understand the Greek upsilon should be.
>> Vasile STANCU
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>> Subject: [B-Greek] Pronunciation of Upsilon
>> I've been trying out Randall Buth's Imperial Koine pronunciation, but I'm
>> stuck on the vowel upsilon as well as the omicron-iota diphthong. His guide
>> gives it in IPA as [y] which is the close front rounded vowel. I haven't
>> actually been able to find a sound file in a format, nor do the examples
>> I've found seem particularly helpful. I'm guessing it's not something I'm
>> used to distinguishing in my General American dialect.
>> I'm also confused because he sometimes refers to it as u (with two dots
>> it.) I'm not sure if this is a different system, but in IPA the two dots
>> refer to centralization of the vowel, which would seem to contradict it
>> being the front vowel.
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