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Greek Letter Pronunciation and the Greek Alphabet Song

  • Greek letters and pronunciation of the modern Greek alphabet.
  • How many letters in the Greek alphabet?
  • What are the Greek letters?
  • Greek alphabet song.
  • English translation of Greek alphabet song.
  • Pronunciation video included.

Hello everybody! And welcome to It's Greek to Me. With your host, Frieda Babbley!

Hi! Thank you! Thank you everyone. Thank you. Hi! Thank you.

(Clears throat) I am here to answer a very interesting request made by Ryan Hupfer. Hi Ryan! Yoohoo! Ryan? Hi there! Over here. Make yourself at home.


Ryan, it's interesting you should ask this question, because not five minutes ago, I was vacuuming and singing the Greek alphabet song with my daughter, Sasha. (Say hi to everyone sweetie.) "Hi." (Good girl.) The Greek way to say hi is "Allo". As in, Good to know... allo. =D

But of course that is not what we are here for.

We are here because Ryan wants to know how many Greek letters there are, and what those Greek letters are. Greek being my first language I thought I'd help a fellow hubber out. And now I shall attempt (successfully, I believe) to answer this request.

Prepare to be amazed, and learn something while you're at it.

How many and how to...

There are, indeed, 24 letters in the Greek alphabet. You can find them in a variety of places, with a few variations in phonetics and spelling.

This is how I say them (as phonetically as possible. Please note that I am using gy to stand for that guttural g sound you have to make to get that hair out the back of your throat).

  1. Αα alpha
  2. Ββ veeta
  3. Γγ gyamma
  4. Δδ thelta
  5. Εε epseelôn
  6. Ζζ zeeta
  7. Ηη eeta
  8. Θθ theeta
  9. Ιι yeeôta
  10. Κκ kappa
  11. Λλ lahmbtha
  12. Μμ mee
  13. Νν nee
  14. Ξξ xee
  15. Οο ômeecron
  16. Ππ pee (don't laugh!) (no, it is not PIE people! NOT pie!)
  17. Ρρ rho (try to roll you're R)
  18. Σςσ seegyma
  19. Ττ tauf,
  20. Υυ eepseelawn
  21. Φφ fee
  22. Χχ hee
  23. Ψψ psee
  24. Ωω ômaygya

Greek Alphabet Chart - Greek letters with their corresponding arabic counterparts. This is hot stuff.

ABC's Greek Primary Style!

There is a Greek alphabet song that goes along with the Greek Alphabet, much like we have in America. Actually it is more of a chant. At any rate, the translation is a bit astonishing. None the less, it is taught in schools to this day. (Please note that I have dashed each syllable and have put an apostrophe at the end of each stressed syllable, so you can sound more like you know what you're doing.)

This is what you chant after you chant the Greek Alphabet. It's loads of fun. Try it out yourself...

Par'-eh teen tsan'-da sou' keh fehv'-ya

mee' -seh ar-hee'-so me' teen' ver'-gya.


Get your purse and keep running before I start you with the ruler.

in other words...

Take your school bag and hurry off

before I start to spank you with the ruler.

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It's sarcasm, almost like a joke. You're supposed to chuckle. If you're a child, you're suppose to chuckle, in fear. Yes, we Greeks are a hoot!

Here's a video starring moi, Frieda Babbley. Hope this clarifies things a bit further for you.

For those who can't view the following video (Eleni, for example) here is the link that should work for you to see It's Greek To Me.

Please People! Take Note!

The second letter in the Greek alphabet may look like a the English letter Bb, but it does not sound like a Bee! It actually has a Vee sound. That's right. Say it with me... Veeta. (Clap! Clap! Clap!)

The third letter in the modern Greek alphabet, is not gamma as in gamma rays, it starts out in the back of your throat as if you were going to hack up a fur ball then you open your mouth up as if you're actually going to come out with one. Let's please get this right people, it's important!

This next one has irked my goat since I first heard it mispronounced in geometry class. The greatest of scholars choose to mispronounce this particular letter. I understand if math is like dessert to you, but pronunciation is the key to success, at least one of the keys. So If you see the letter Π or π, could we please hold in our giggles and pronounce it PEE not pie?

Frieda Chillin' Out and talking the Greek alphabet and Greek Alphabet song. For your viewing and listening Pleasure.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Hope you enjoyed today's episode of "It's Greek to Me".

We'd like to thank Ryan Hupfer for making such a fantastic request.

Now go show off your new foreign language skills!

Please feel free to leave us with your questions and or comments. Got any ideas for a future episode, let us know and you could be featured, like Ryan Hupfer here. Adio for now! (That's Greek for, goodbye. A-dee'-oh!


Some books for laughter and thought


Frieda really really likes getting the thumbs up. So if you like what you read, or you laughed even just a little, smile and say, "Thumbs up Frieda!" Then go and actually click on the thumbs up, the green button just above the comments. (That gives you brownie points.) So does the plus one at the top. =D

Sung in Greek with English Subtitles


Shenella Champlin on December 10, 2011:

I thought it was great!! :D i actually needed this for my project in geography(: it helped a lot. and u have a great personality lol. also what is greece like?? do you live there?? Someday i would like to visit there... someday. but thanks!!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on February 03, 2011:

CC Collins, thanks, I'm glad to be of service. Glad you stopped by. It is quite amazing that there's not more about appropriate pronunciation of modern Greek. I always found that quite odd.

asleemdssafdsf, hi there. Thanks. And yeah, having a hobby is a very good idea. Good luck with the guitar. Lots online to help you out without even having to go anywhere.

asleemdssafdsf on February 03, 2011:

Nice hub, I was thinking about starting guitar as a hobby since I don't really have any you know. :)...thnx for the info and great hub.

CC Collins on January 05, 2011:

THANK YOU - for publishing the correct pronounciation of the letters. I learned the G alphabet from a Greek-born scholar; so, I knew that the letters are not being pronounced correctly most of the time. I am sharing your website with my grandkids for their edification.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on January 02, 2011:

huj, thanks much!

mtariqurre4w, it's Frieda, teehee, not Patty, but thank you so very much. Hope you're not still dizzy! Happy new year.

mtariqurre4w on December 12, 2010:

Amazing Patty.You gather so much information I am just getting a bit dizzy.We could never watch sun spots,Only astronomers can tell us.But I see you love this too.I wish I could give something more than thumbs up for this.You have both my thumbs.UP of course!

huj on December 11, 2010:

love it

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on February 24, 2010:

Hi pinkhawk, lol, you got it! So glad you had fun here. Thanks much for stopping in for a read, a listen, and for commenting. Much appreciated.

Winsome, thanks man! I love Rosanna Rosanna Dana =). I had a cold but gave myself a goal, and thus the crazy hair in the vid. Did you like the gasses? I miss them, they broke =(.

Roflmao. Yeah, that wouldn't go over so well, would it? funny. I'll get to those clips asap, thanks for letting me know. And yeah, I know I know. Having a magazine is no easy task at first. But things will settle down soon enough and I'll be able to spend more time here. Thanks =) you made me feel mighty special.

Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on February 20, 2010:

Wow looked like Rosanna Rosanna Dana forming those letters. =:) Masterful production and absolutely love the dialogue. Was it the green button or the red I should have pushed---I get so confused since the Matrix. =:) Since my son's math class has Pie Day (using the greek pee symbol of course) where everyone brings a pie to school, imagine their confusion if it were pronounced pee. "You're bringing WHAT to school?" Miss you on the hubs, we're having fun here...check out the canine clips...

pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on February 18, 2010:

...Allo! wow this is fun and educational, got my curiosity when I read the title, thank you for sharing! This is really cool! :) :) it's PEE not pie, i'll remember it! :)

PSPmovies on January 24, 2010:

Thanks for the info! Great post!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on January 08, 2010:

Thanks SJ.

Hi OpinionDuck. Interesting, yes. Thanks so much for the read.

Hi freta! You're looking wonderful today, and inspirational as always. Yes, it's handy knowing a little something that the person next to you may not. Thrilled you enjoyed this. Thanks so much. Great to see you here.

Alfreta Sailor from Southern California on January 08, 2010:

This is a hub to bookmark for sure. I know I'll never learn Greek, but using this hub will be like a cheat sheet. Really good Frieda, from Freta.

OpinionDuck on January 07, 2010:


Sexy jonty from India on October 19, 2009:

Very well written hub .....

very much informative ......

Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on October 13, 2009:

Thanks Lgali! Much appreciated.

Lgali on October 13, 2009:

another good hub lot of nice info

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 06, 2009:


Laughing Mom on June 06, 2009:

I'm smart enough not to tell.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 06, 2009:

Oh, nice. Where're you gonna keep them?

Laughing Mom on June 06, 2009:

Actually, I think I'll keep the pics for leverage.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 05, 2009:

Oh dear god! Download from iTunes? Hey, could I get money from that? I tell you what, hide the pictures, and I give you sole permission to download the video into your ipod. If you can. I don't know how.

Laughing Mom on June 05, 2009:

Don't make me dredge up pictures, Frieda.

You never said when it will be available for download from iTunes.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 04, 2009:


I'm innocent, I tell you! Innocent!

Laughing Mom on June 04, 2009:

Oh I'm definitely thinking it should be on what you might learn at a frat party. And don't play innocent. I know that you know, too!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 03, 2009:

BP, I'm sure you will. And that's the whole point, isn't it? Finally getting there.

Laughing mom, I hate to wonder what you might have been doing in the Frat houses. Don't tell me! As for next week's episode, what shall it be about? Any suggestions?

Laughing Mom on June 03, 2009:

The only Greek letters I learned were in college at the Frat houses.

When is next week's episode available?

blondepoet from australia on June 03, 2009:

Lol this was super however it is going to take me a good ten years to learn it, I may be a little slow but I get there in the end.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 31, 2009:

Thanks k@ri.  Glad you enjoyed.  And you're probably right.  It's not necessarily easy to hear the accents.  But hopefully people will come a bit closer and at least chuckle when they hear letters said wrong, even if they can't necessarily say them correctly.  Yeah, I may have to do that one over again.  Never listen to your husband when he tells you that you look great.  Though in a couple of years I'll probably say, "I wish I looked like that again" lol.  That movie was so great, wasn't it? I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding. What a wonderful job she did writing that.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on May 31, 2009:

I really enjoyed this, especially the video! LOL, I will probably have to watch it about a hundred time to be able to say it, but it will be worth it. Brought to us by Windex, I loved that!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 24, 2009:

Thanks rmr! And don't worry. You're not alone. It's probably still Greek to a lot of people lol. Glad you enjoyed, cause that's the most important thing. Thanks.

rmr from Livonia, MI on May 24, 2009:

Well, I can be a bit slow on the uptake, so it's still all Greek to me. Loved it though, absolutely loved it!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 24, 2009:

Hey there Iphi.  Languages are fantastic, aren't they.  Greek was first, of course, then French, then English.  I took Latin, but can't say as I could speak it.  I just couldn't concentrate for some reason.  I took Spanish, I'd need to be immersed for that to come out of me.  I can hear the differences of Spanish and Italian.  I know a tad, and I do mean a tad of Norwegian.  If I got into that I'd do well. But what I really want to learn now is Portuguese.  I'm not seeing that happen for quite some time.  Glad you liked this, and hope it was helpful and or inspiring.

Eleni, you're very welcome.  And yeah, Latin is excruiciatingly hard for some reason, and this is so strange considering it's such a base language.  Well, I don't mind still not knowing it well.

ripplemaker, thanks for your patience on the video.  Hope you liked it.  I'll make another at some point when I'm not all frumpy, but it'll do for now.  And thank you for the applause, I'm pretty sure I did see you in the crowd somewhere. :)

Jewels, I'm there.  Yes, shortcuts can be beneficial.  Of course sufidreamer is already there, so I bet he'd do better than me at this point.  He's in like flint and would make the best tour guide.

Thanks Sheena.  Wuppa! back atcha.  lol.  What perfect timing.

Paper Moon, you da man!

Ag, Yes, twitter.  Good to see it's worth my time.  Thanks for popping in.  I'm pretty sure I'm ready to accept an Oscar.  I'm actually writing my acceptance speech as we speak.  Tell Bunyip thank you.  And a special hello to Hairy A.S.S.  Captive audience, lol, what a riot.  A necessity, however, you might say. Good to see you.

Elena. from Madrid on May 24, 2009:

Coming back from watching the video, you superstar you! It was great! :-)

Paper Moon from In the clouds on May 24, 2009:

I am glad you finally got the video to load. Nice touch. ;)

sheenarobins on May 24, 2009:

Wuppa! I was watching a movie that was shot in Santorini last night. This hub is just in time for me to say...Wuppa!

Peter from Australia on May 24, 2009:

The wonders of twitter, Great movie, and I even stayed to watch the credits. That Paper Moon is one hell of a director ain't he just!

Definitely up for best foreign movie at the next Oscars.

Well anyways that's the hot tip from the Bunyip ;-)

Yes he watched it too, as well as Hairy A.S.S.

Captive audience you might say !

Jewels from Australia on May 24, 2009:

OK, next time I go to Greece, I'll just take you. I like shortcuts.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 24, 2009:

Hahahahah I got to see it Frieda! Congratulations you finished the video!! Yaayyyy! Love it...I'm sure I'm one of those in the crowd clapping my hands for you...LOL

Elena. from Madrid on May 24, 2009:

Frieda, reading this had me chuckling from begining to end!  I choose Latin at school, and I still don't know why, because I always found Greek fascinating -- maybe I wanted the easy way out --which was a serious misconception on my part, Latin was DIFFICULT!

Anyhow, great hub and thanks for remembering that I can't watch videos here. BESOS!

Iphigenia on May 24, 2009:

Loved this - and you are so clever (well you and that paper moon man) with you videos.  I love languages and speak English (mother tongue), French, Old and Middle English (love Chaucer), am getting on with quite nicely Italian, some Danish (which is almost identical to Middle English) and notions of Tibetan.

I had to choose between Latin and Greek at school - I argued for dropping needlework so that I could do both languages but the bastards stuck to their guns - and I remain unable to sew more than the odd wobbly button and such. (I stuck to my guns - that showed 'em)

I think I shall start Greek next - a few more months of Italian, then definitely Greek.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 23, 2009:

roflmao! There's an add on the sidebar that says "Meet local Sailors". I had to share, cuase that's hoot!

ripplemaker, video going in 10 pm central standard time. Having issues loading to youtube but I should have it figured out. And yeah, a billion! Now THAT could make a lot of dreams come true.

cashmere, hello and good to see you. You're very welcome. Come back in a bit and see the video if you're interested. It's short but sweet.

And Eleni, I'll post a link for you since you can't watch the videos.

cashmere from India on May 22, 2009:

Greek alphabets were limited to my studies in physics and maths but this hub was very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 22, 2009:

Hmmm yes, I should add that to my list of things in my "What will I do if I have a million dollars" hub...which should be a billion now. Hahahaha

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 22, 2009:

Okay, so cross your fingers and hope for the best this afternoon.

And you're welcome. Too bad they don't have free flights for teachers, huh. We need more philanthropical groups, don't we? Geared towards education, especially for the young and formative.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 22, 2009:

Yippee..I'm excited to see you on video. :-) And thanks for saying yes to the invitation. Now I just have to fly you over. LOL

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 21, 2009:

Thanks ripplemaker. You know, that would be fun.

I'm at the most tail end of my cold. I'm actually working on the video now. I've only made one with pictures, not a live one, so I'm having stupid problems. Will luck I'll have it posted to night or tomorrow night at the latest. I'll facebook and twitter it to make sure you guys know. Thanks. And so glad you enjoyed.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 21, 2009:

If we do ever decide to teach the kids the greek alphabet, I'd like to invite you over so you could sing it for the class. LOL I enjoyed your greek lesson Frieda! And oh by the way, if you get over the cold and finish your video, it would be lovely to hear you too! :)

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 18, 2009:

Thanks Hawkesdream!

Al Hawkes from Cornwall on May 18, 2009:

Thumbs up Frieda

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 17, 2009:

Thank you Charlie!

flying walrus on May 17, 2009:

Oh PG you are a hoot and a blessing. this is great, I love it. haha It was a great read. I'm still a fan you see?

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 17, 2009:

Ah, Shalini, you know me well. Thank you and you're so very welcome!

Naddy, a cruise sounds fantastic right now. You've got me dreaming. :) Ah, one day... one day. Glad you enjoyed. You come back and practice when I get my video in next week, okay?

HeSaid SheSaid from our favorite love seat on May 16, 2009:

Oh now this is fun! What a hoot. I've been waiting for hank to take me on a cruise to the Greek islands. This might help get the ball rolling. Hahaha! Oh, who am I kidding. But still, you never know. Wonderful stuff here, Frieda! ~Naddy

Shalini Kagal from India on May 16, 2009:

And yet another funny Freida Babbley hub - about the Greek alphabet no less. I just knew it would be hilarious even before I clicked on it! Time was, when like Amanda, I learned a bit of Greek for fun - but no one book told you about the 'pee'!! Thumbs up as commanded :D

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Glad you enjoyed Janetta. Thanks for the looksie!

Janetta on May 16, 2009:

Thumbs up Frieda! I did like this one - I have always wondered about the Greek alphabet. Thanks for the entertaining Greek Lesson!! :D

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

roflmao! Awesome Jewels! I hope you were wearing your depends at the time. I know I've got to remember to buy some more. I run out so fast here on hubpages. (by the way, don't be alarmed, i need to reinstall my skype. they're working on my computer this week. should be good to go by next.)

Jewels from Australia on May 16, 2009:

OK I got several brownie points - one for the thumbs up and one for peeing.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Thank you Paper Moon! I went a-wall (shhh), then found myself on hubpages and thought, think I'll make myself a home.

Paper Moon from In the clouds on May 16, 2009:

Congratulations on your Hubber Score of 100! I guess that knocked you over the wall again, thus- legs in the air. :D

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Hey there Shadesbreath. Well, I'll okay the giggles since you at least got it right. Don't forget to come back by the end of next week for the video release party.

I have to say I understand your trepidation, and I'm glad you took a chance on me. (ABBA comes to mind).

Shadesbreath from California on May 16, 2009:

I'll be honest, I could not hold my giggles, but I did pronounce it "pee" with you as I sang along.

LOL @ your whimsical, fun-to-read voice. I confess to having clicked on this hub with trepidation, fully expecting to hit the back button almost immediately, but I took a chance. Sometimes you get lucky, you know. Thanks for a delightful read. :)

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Thanks pm. Did you get brownie points? Actually I think Tom was trying to get away as opposed to getting carried away, but that's okay, reactions to that one may be illogical. Please don't ponder over it too much. =O Anyway, you're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed. And yes, I do believe the Frieda Babbley touch is a rather nice one, nudge nudge wink wink know what a mean

Paper Moon from In the clouds on May 16, 2009:

And there is only one punishment for setting alight the Grail Shaped Beacon. A SPANKING...

oh, sorry, I uh, well I guess Tom isn't the only one getting carried away with the Spanking part. Great Hub. Loved the Frieda Babbley touch.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

It's freaky, isn't it? I pondered and wondered about it for hours at a time. The American in me still wonders about it, but it is what it is. It's okay Tom. It's a different kind of humor that's for certain. I glad you enjoyed.

Tom rubenoff from United States on May 16, 2009:

Thumbs. This was certainly a romp into the Greek alphabet. Up. I'm kind of stuck on the whole spanking with the ruler thing, though. It's a character flaw. Sorry.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Teresa, dear me! You're still in a cast? It's been forever! You're not going to know what to do with yourself when you finally get the darn thing off. Thanks for the two thumbs up.

By the way, did you guys know that you can vote on request responces? Just click into "Answers the request" and you'll see the list. There's a place to arrow up or down there. Please feel free to use that great feedback area for this and other answered requests.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Hi Triplet mom. So these pronounciations made sense to you, I hope. Can you believe I cannot find a single true well said Greek video of the Greek alphabet ANYWHERE? I mean what is that about. So it's up to me, but right now I'm pretty sure I look worse than I smell, which despite my shower is like sick hospital person, no offense. But I'm getting one out! If you and your boys want to do one too, I'd love to showcase it. Glad you enjoyed.

Sheila from The Other Bangor on May 16, 2009:

Excellent! Great fun. thumbs up (even the one in the cast).

Triplet Mom from West Coast on May 16, 2009:

Great hub! My kids' teacher last year was Greek so they learned the alphabet and so much more (they also learned other languages as well). I thought it was wonderful what they were able to teach me.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Ahah, so, agvulpes, you got distracted in the middle there? No worries, summer is just around the corner, and if sufi dreamer payed more attention than you, despite his minor pronunciation faux pas, looks like he's going to be gettin the hot chicks, Greek or not, while you hang out with dear bunyup...trying. As a Greek Philosopher once said, "Sometimes man weilds his own fate by following his fears of failure." It's quite alright, you've got charm.

2Patricias, it's simple, they probably weren't Greek and they probably weren't ... FRIEDA BABBLEY! LOL Just kidding. I do know what you mean. Especially on those subjects that you just really can't get into your head for the life of you. A little bit of short sweet fun would make all the difference. Well, who knows, maybe this'll get picked up as a teaching lesson or guide. LOL Glad you came by, good to see you guys.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on May 16, 2009:

Very entertaining! Why weren't my language teachers like you???

Peter from Australia on May 16, 2009:

What ? there was a Greek Alphabet Song Section ?

My teachers always said I was anal retentive. ;-)

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Sufidreamer, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your shlepping up of the Greek language.  It does happen to the best of us.  Just pay closer attention to your cats, I'm pretty sure cats are Greek.  If all else fails, there's always ouzo and windex. 

Agvulpes, g'day, Allo, My cold is on it's way out the door.  Still fever, but I give it two more days and I'll be good as gold.  Ohm is a very grand name.  Rather meditative.  I won't be biting your head off, I'll be smacking you with the ruler (please re-read the Greek Alphabet Song section again, and put the Bunyip down!).  Thank you kindly.  Please revisit in the near future for my Greek Alphabet Feature. =D

Marco, yeah, I'd say you stripped down pretty naked there.  I thought you looked familiarish, meaning somewhere from around there.  Dolmathes are my favorite of stuffed foods.  And of course seed stuffed calamata olives, can't get enough of those.

Amanda, I'm thrilled you like this.  And thank you, pronounciation is everything or they will stare at you funny like they do Sufidreamer and they will talk about you behind your back.  I hope that once the video comes in any questions will be solved.  Of course, it may raise others.  LOL   Glad you had a good read.

Amanda Severn from UK on May 16, 2009:

Hilarious and informative! I learned the Greek alphabet for a bit of fun when I was a teen (whatever was I thinking? You can tell that I come from a small town, can't you!) but as I learned it from a pocket phrase book, the niceties of pronunciation somehow escaped me. My bad pronunciation was then compounded when I studied further maths. I've certainly learned something today. Next time my daughter asks for help with her maths homework, I shall put her straight about 'pee'!?!

marcofratelli from Australia on May 16, 2009:

Lol I'm australian born but of palestinian background (never been there). Half the stuff we eat is well... stuffed! A lot of Greek style foods & traditions, plus i'm actually baptised Greek orthodox but essentially catholic, having gone to a catholic highschool... :) Gee, sounds like there's not much more to reveal! :)

Peter from Australia on May 16, 2009:

Well G'day Frieda how is your cold ? As a electronics technician I used the Omega sign as a symbol for 'resistance' with a catchy name of 'ohm'. Now I'm off to press that bloody green button before you bite my head off. ;-)

Sufidreamer from Sparti, Greece on May 16, 2009:

I hate gamma - they always look perplexed by my attempts to pronounce it correctly. Mind you, my mangling of the Greek language generally brings perplexed looks.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it. And that you learned a bit from it (what nationality are you by the way).  So did you earn your brownie points? Or do I have to come after you?

marcofratelli from Australia on May 16, 2009:

Ahahaha, really enjoyed this hub and learning all about the Greek Alphavet! I'm a go have me an apple pee. :)

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on May 16, 2009:

Have cold or would have finished up the video so you guys could hear it. I got antsy and had to publish anyway. Will have it up by next weekend, so come back for a listen. Glad you liked SweetiePie. By the way, this is my favorite avatar of yours I've seen yet.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on May 16, 2009:

I always enjoyed looking at the Greek and Arabic alphabets, which are just so much more pretty than the Roman one we use. This is a very informative hub on a subject I must admit I had never really contemplated.

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