[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
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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