[B-Greek] Grammatical question: double dots over a vowel
Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Tue Jun 27 12:57:42 EDT 2006
Those dots are called a "diaresis." It is used to
indicate that the two vowels that would ordinarily
form a diphthong, are to be pronounced separately.
--- Lillian Belt <lillianlbelt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What do the double dots over a vowel mean? Are they
> phonetic markings or something esle?
> Examples: in the name of Isaiah - Matt 3: 3
> in the name of Moses - Matt 17:
> in the word hallelujah - Rev 19:
> Lillian Belt
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