[Mageia-discuss] origin of the name "mageia"?
ptyxs at free.fr
Tue Sep 21 19:53:04 CEST 2010
The right in greek is this
> The greek pronouncation of the word Mageia (Μαγεία) is Ma-yeé-a . The
> yeé is the same when you say in english 'young' the first syllabe.
> You cannot say ma - geï (gay)-a because in greek the ei=i (like
> ει-ρή-νη=I-re-ne http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Irene )
> Only when it has the two points over the i (εϊ) is ay (like fame)
> Dimitrios Glentadakis
You should say "the right modern greek pronunciation" is Ma-yeé-a, in
ancient greek (whose pronunciation is presumably most world-wide
known...) the pronunciation is assuredly ma-geï-a.
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