[Mageia-discuss] Pronunciation

Maarten Vanraes maarten at rmail.be
Tue Feb 21 00:10:56 CET 2012

Op maandag 20 februari 2012 21:43:13 schreef Dimitrios Glentadakis:
> Le 20 févr. 2012 18:20, "Wolfgang Bornath" <molch.b at googlemail.com> a
> écrit :
> > 2012/2/20 Dimitrios Glentadakis <dglent at gmail.com>:
> > > In Greek there is only one way to pronounce the word mageia (μαγεία) =
> ma y
> > > i a , the y like the w in weather, and the accent at the i :
> > > http://fr.forvo.com/word/%ce%bc%ce%b1%ce%b3%ce%b5%ce%af%ce%b1/
> > 
> > Yes, that's one of the 3 ways I've been told by native greek speakers :)
> > 
> > --
> > wobo
> In greek there is only one pronunciation and not 3 either 2, but only one.
> If someone told you another pronunciation for the word mageia in greek, he
> is not greek or it is not his native language. It is not even a case that
> we can say for example that in the north of greece they say it in one way
> and in the south of greece in another way. It is a word that its letters
> cant be saying in another way but only in 1 way. If you change one thing of
> its pronunciation is like if you say the word computer in english :
> compoter or cimputer or campetor... etc, no sense at all

i've heard that ancient greek has a different pronounciation.

and that it's also close to magia (sp?), which someone told me means something 
that i'm not gonna repeat here, but greeks feel proud of... (or so i've been 

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