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Offline benjohn146

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A good Greek translator on the net?
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:34:17 AM »
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Any decent website that would translate from the Latin alphabet to the Greek alphabet?

Any good translator at all? I am doing exercises where I am given the English word and the phonetic Greek word and I have to write in Greek alphabet, but wen I want to confirm that I have the good translation, most of the translator are giving a completely different word.

Here is an example:

English: Hello
Phonetic Greek: gia'sou
Translated into: Χαίρετε which I think ( I might be wrong) is not the literal translation.

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Re: A good Greek translator on the net?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 10:27:41 AM »
I think you are looking for a transliterator (giving the Greek equivalents of Latin characters) rather than a translator (gives an equivalent Greek expression for an English expression). The former is what you want if you are wanting to go from gia'sou to γειά σου. I don't know of a website that would do that. Χαίρετε is a different translation of "hello."
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Re: A good Greek translator on the net?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 10:40:34 AM »
Yes, a transliterator is what I need.
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Re: A good Greek translator on the net?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 11:16:06 AM »
Google Translate does it automatically, but I'm not sure whether the additional signs of Koine are supported.
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