First names (real ones!)(long)

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sun Jan 16 23:03:51 EST 2000


On Sun, 16 Jan 2000 13:03:41 +0100 (CET), Irina Rempt wrote:

>> Not being a Greek speaker, but knowing the alphabet, it's probably "klamis"
>> (I think the chi is normally an aspirated K rather than soft CH.  How's that
>> for sounding educated without having any real knowledge?  I learned how to
>> do it from Jacob, who is an Expert.)
>
>I think you're right, though I learned to pronounce Greek chi as the
>'ch' of 'loch' (is that what you mean by "soft CH"?).

No, I mean "ch" like "church" when I say soft CH.  The "ch" of "loch" is
what I mean by aspirated--that's not really the term for it, but it's what I
thought of at the time--sort of more breathy than a hard "k" anyway.

Melissa Proffitt
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