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The Greek alphabet was developed from the Phoenician alphabet and has been in use since the late 9th or early 8th century BC. The word alphabet itself comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: άλφα - alpha and βήτα - beta The Greek alphabet gave rise to the Latin, Cyrillic, Gothic and various other alphabets.

The Ancient Greek Alphabet appeared during the late 9th or early 8th century BC.

Pronunciation and use of accents In 1982, the Greek language was greatly simplified with the introduction of the monotonic system. Since then, only the acute accent and the double dots are used instead of the many other little marks that could surround a letter As a general rule, all Greek words of more than one syllable, with a few exceptions, are written with an accent which indicates where you should put the emphasis.

Confusion can result from the fact that the question mark [?] in Greek is written as a semicolon [;]

There are various choices if you are interested to learn greek as a foreign language.

Multiple sites offer online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced users, with highly variable costs or even for free.





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