Hard and Soft Pronunciation

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Three consonants (κ, γ, χ) and two double consonants (γκ and γγ) have different pronunciations depending on the vowel that follows.

Soft vowels

The vowel sounds [i] and [ɛ] are soft vowels, no matter how they are spelled:

  • ε
  • αι
  • η
  • ι
  • ει
  • οι
  • υ
  • υι

Hard vowels

The vowel sounds [a] [o] and [u] are hard  vowels:

  • α
  • ο
  • ω
  • ου
     

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