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« on: August 12, 2011, 03:58:13 PM »

How does one pronounce "octoechos"?  I tried googling but have been unsuccessful...
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 04:18:33 PM »

I have always heard it pronounced as oct-OY-khohs.

For language nerds (like me! Grin), the Greek is oκτώηχος.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 04:36:24 PM »

oct-O-ee-hos

(the 'h' is rough, but not quite a kh)
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 04:40:26 PM »

oct-O-ee-hos

(the 'h' is rough, but not quite a kh)

Thanks! I'm still shaking the Biblical Greek pronunciation I learned in college, based on the work of Erasmus. Or, as I call it, my Protestant Greek. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »

Thanks!
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