[B-Greek] Correct pronunciation of Z

David Hindley dhindley at compuserve.com
Thu Nov 16 15:10:14 EST 2006


I was taught it was a combination of the consonants "ds", and that seems to make pronunciation easier than trying to introduce the
modern "z" sound. 

Unfortunately I do not remember if I learned this from my NT Greek instructor or from my classical Greek instructor.


Dave Hindley
Cleveland, Ohio USA

-----Original Message-----
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 13:14:15 -0500
From: "Brian Abasciano"

<<I began my study of Greek with Classical. Then moved to NT Greek. I was originally taught to pronounce Z as zd. But in NT greek
studies, it often seems to be pronounced as dz. Did the pronunciation of Z change over time? Which is correct? I have never looked
into the history of this and thought it could be easily answered by some on the list who have tremendous knowlegde of the history of
the language.>>

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