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About panos_gr

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  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/ A resourceful website featuring also many Greek phrases regarding holiday phrases! Summer is coming...
  2. A really popular phrase which summarizes the difficulty of Greek language... But is Greek language that difficult indeed? Let's have a look at the pronunciation of vowels, consonants and diphthongs which tend to be somehow tricky for the learner: The accent, if written, is placed on the single vowel or the second vowel of the diphthong. If the diaeresis (two dots on top ΪΫϊϋ) is placed on the second, or the accent is on the first, it is not a diphthong. For example, ρολοϊ (clock, from ωρολογιον, whence French horloge) is pronounced roh-LOH-ee. VOWELS Α αλφα as in father πατηρ Ε εψιλον a
  3. A good way to freshen things up maybe this one: http://memorize.com/greek-alphabet Greek alphabet is among the few linguistic elements that have remained essentially unchanged between the Ancient and Modern Greek languages. It is approximately 2500 years old and identical to the one used by ancient Greeks!
  4. There is also this book available online free of charge. Although it's is targeted at teenagers aged 12-15, it may be a good start if you are interested in intensive courses of Greek as a foreign language. It has been approved by the Greek Pedagogical Institute and it's mainly distributed in Greek schools abroad. http://www.free-ebooks.gr/eng/ebook/1648
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