[B-Greek] Pronouncing PN

Alex Poulos apviper at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 09:20:41 EDT 2010

This a rather elementary question, but I'm curious nonetheless.  In English
we don't pronounce the starting 'p,' so words like "pneumatology" are
pronounced "noomatology."  French DOES pronounce the 'p' as I understand it,
so that pneu is "pah-neu" (or something rather close to that).  So how does
this work in koine?  I'm expecting it to be pronounced, (and I have been
pronouncing the p when I read aloud).  Is this just something that looks
really odd to English speakers but is completely normal for Greek speakers
(or French speakers, for that matter)?


Alex Poulos
Junior - Computer Science
NC State University

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