[B-Greek] Pronouncing PN

Nikolaos Adamou nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 1 10:28:18 EDT 2010




In Greek ΠΝ is pronounced as two letter combination, 
example ΠΝΕΥΜΑ
since there is another word
ΝΕΥΜΑ
which need to be clearly distinquished from the previous one.

Nikolaos Adamou





> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:20:41 -0400
> From: apviper at gmail.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [B-Greek] Pronouncing PN
> 
> 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)?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Alex Poulos
> Junior - Computer Science
> NC State University
> 
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