[B-Greek] Pronunciation table/guide

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Thu Apr 1 12:26:00 EDT 2010

Here's a message intended for the list that seems to have slipped between the cracks:
From: Womble Song <womblesong at googlemail.com>
Date: April 1, 2010 9:35:21 AM EDT
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Pronouncing PN

On this subject I would be grateful if someone could point out a good
pronunciation table/guide if anyone knows of one.

List-members may respond as they wish -- but I would just
inform or remind Womble Song that the views of list-members
on the proper pronunciation of Biblical Greek range across a
spectrum that includes at least three or four distinctly different

(1) Erasmian (most commonly taught in European and American schools);
(2) Neo-Hellenic = Modern Greek: Biblical Greek pronounced as if it were Modern Greek;
(3) Reconstructed Classical Attic (W. Sidney Allen, _Vox Graeca_;
(4) Reconstructed Biblical Koine (Randall Buth)

There are also tapes, MP3 digital recordings, etc. using all of
the above and even falling here or there between the cracks of the four

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

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