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Stat 5101 Notes: Greek Letters Charles J. Geyer January 16, 2012 Table 1: Table of Greek Letters (Continued on following page.) capital small name letter letter pronunciation sound alpha A α AL-fah short a beta B β BAY-tah b gamma Γ γ GAM-ah g delta Δ δ DEL-tah d epsilon E ± EP-si-lon e zeta Z ζ ZAY-tah z eta H η AY-tah long a theta Θ θ or ϑ THAY-tah soft th (as in thin) iota I ι EYE-oh-tah i kappa K κ KAP-ah k lambda Λ λ LAM-dah l mu M μ MYOO m nu N ν NOO n xi Ξ ξ KSEE x (as in box) omicron O o OH-mi-kron o pi Π π PIE p rho R ρ RHOH rh 1 sigma Σ σ SIG-mah s tau T τ TAOW t upsilon Υ υ UP-si-lon u 1 The sound of the Greek letter ρ is not used in English. English words, like rhetoric and rhinoceros that are descended from Greek words beginning with ρ have English pro- 1
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Table 2: Table of Greek Letters (Continued.) capital small name letter letter pronunciation sound phi Φ φ or ϕ FIE f chi X χ KIE guttural ch 2 psi Ψ ψ PSY ps (as in stops) 3 omega Ω ω oh-MEG-ah o nunciations beginning with an “r” sound rather than “rh” (though the spelling reminds
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Unformatted text preview: us of the Greek origin). 2 The sound of the Greek letter is not used in English. It is heard in the German Buch or Scottish loch . English words, like chemistry and chorus that are descended from Greek words beginning with have English pronunciations beginning with a k sound rather than guttural ch (though the spelling reminds us of the Greek origin). 3 English words, like pseudonym and psychology that are descended from Greek words beginning with have English pronunciations beginning with an s sound rather than ps (though the spelling reminds us of the Greek origin). 2...
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