[Mageia-discuss] origin of the name "mageia"?

Cassian Braconnnier ptyxs at free.fr
Tue Sep 21 19:53:04 CEST 2010

The right in greek is this
> http://www.forvo.com/word/μαγεία/ 
> <http://www.forvo.com/word/%CE%BC%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%B1/>
> 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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