[B-Greek] Pronounciation of upsilon

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Sep 24 11:53:53 EDT 2007


On Sep 24, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Chambers3501 at aol.com wrote:

> I know that there are several pronunciation methods out there, but  
> wondered
> if there is an overall preference for upsilon?

Some may prefer an Erasmian U like an umlauted German ü, but there's  
no doubt that in NT Koine Greek it was pronounced the same way as I  
and EI and very likely H too, i.e. as English long E or "ee."

>
> Anything is helpful.

Anything?

>
> Thanks
>
> RFG

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Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Ret)




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