Greek Language/Alphabet

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The Greek alphabet has 24 characters, as opposed to 26 letters in the Roman alphabet. However, Greek has seven vowels, as opposed to the standard five (and sometimes six) of the Roman alphabet. This makes for only 17 Greek consonants, compared with 21 Roman consonants.

Letter Name Pronunciation
Greek English
Α α
Άλφα
Alpha
[a]
Β β
Βήτα
Beta
[v]
Γ γ
Γάμμα
Γάμα
Gamma
[gh]
Δ δ
Δέλτα
Delta
[dh]
Ε ε
Έψιλον
Epsilon
[e]
Ζ ζ
Ζήτα
Zeta
[z]
Η η
Ήτα
Eta
[i]
Θ θ
Θήτα
Theta
[th]
I ι
Iώτα
Γιώτα
Iota
[i]
Κ κ
Κάππα
Κάπα
Kappa
[k]
Λ λ
Λάμδα
Λάμβδα
Lambda
[l]
Μ μ
Μι
Μυ
Mu
[m]
Ν ν
Νι
Νυ
Nu
[n]
Ξ ξ
Ξι
Xi
[ks]
Ο ο
Όμικρον
Omicron
[o]
Π π
Πι
Pi
[p]
Ρ ρ
Ρω
Rho
[r]
Σ σ
ς (final)
Σίγμα
Sigma
[s]
Τ τ
Ταυ
Tau
[t]
Υ υ
Ύψιλον
Upsilon
[i]
Φ φ
Φι
Phi
[f]
Χ χ
Χι
Chi
[ch]
Ψ ψ
Ψι
Psi
[ps]
Ω ω
Ωμέγα
Omega
[o]

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