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Τὰ στοιχεία The elements Τὰ στοιχεία τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς γλῶσσης The elements of the Greek language Τὰ γράμματα The letters τὸ γράμμα τὸ πρῶτον the first letter? Τὸ ἄλφα ἐστιν τὸ γράμμα τὸ πρῶτον. Alpha is the first letter. Γράψω αὐτό. I will write it. Πῶς Πῶς γράφομεν αὐτό; How do we it? Τὸ ἄλφα τὸ μεῖζον The bigger Alpha οὕτως· like this: 1 2 3 Τὸ ἄλφα τὸ μικρότερον The smaller Alpha οὕτως· like this: 1 2 Ἰδού. Behold! τὸ ἄλφα Alpha φθεγγόμεθα do we pronounce τοῦτο τὸ γράμμα; this letter? φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· we pronounce it. ὥσπερ like "ακοῦσαι" to hear ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα correctly did I write τὸ ἄλφα; the Alpha? ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα αὐτό. correctly I wrote it. τὸ γράμμα τὸ δεύτερον; What is the second letter? Ἀποκαλύψω αὐτὸ I will reveal it ὑμῖν. to you all. Τὸ βῆτα ἐστιν Beta is τὸ γράμμα τὸ δεύτερον. the second letter. γράφομεν τὸ βῆτα; do we write Beta? γράφομεν τὸ βῆτα· Thus we write Beta: Τὸ βῆτα τὸ μεῖζον The bigger Beta οὕτως like this· 1 2 3 Τὸ βῆτα τὸ μικρότερον οὕτως The smaller Beta like this: 1 2 3 φθεγγόμεθα do we pronounce τοῦτο τὸ γράμμα; this letter? φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· we pronounce it: ὥσπερ "βλέπειν" like "to be seeing" Ἀλλὰ προσέχετε! But pay attention! Μετὰ τὸ νῦ, After "nu" καὶ μετὰ τὸ μῦ, and after "mu", φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· we pronounce it: ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα τὸ βῆτα; correctly did I write the Beta? ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα αὐτό. correctly I wrote it. τὸ γράμμα τὸ τρίτον; the third letter? Τὸ γάμμα ἐστιν τὸ γράμμα τὸ τρίτον. 
Gamma is the third letter. Δείξω αὐτὸ I will show it ὑμῖν. to you all. γράφομεν τὸ γάμμα; do we write gamma? γράφομεν αὐτό. we write it. Τὸ γάμμα τὸ μεῖζον οὕτως· The bigger gamma like this: 1 2 Τὸ γάμμα τὸ μικρότερον οὕτως· The smaller gamma like this: 1 2 φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό; do we pronounce it? γράψαι to write Ἀλλὰ προσέχετε! But pay attention! Ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ "ἒ ψιλὸν, before epsilon, καὶ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ "ἰῶτα" and before iota και ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ "ἦτα", and before eta, οὕτως φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό Like this we pronounce it ὥσπερ like "γενέσθαι" like "to become" Καὶ προσέχετε! and pay attention! Μετὰ τὸ νῦ, After "nu" καὶ μετὰ τὸ μῦ and after mu γεγραμμένον οὕτως· written like this: Οὕτως φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· Like this we pronounce it: ἄγγελος messenger ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα τὸ γάμμα; correctly did I write the gamma? ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα αὐτό. correctly I wrote it. τὸ γράμμα τὸ τέταρτον; the fourth letter? Ἐρῶ αὐτὸ ὑμῖν. I will tell it to you all. Τὸ δέλτα ἐστιν Gamma is τὸ γράμμα τὸ τέταρτον. the fourth letter. γράφομεν τὸ δέλτα; do we write Delta? γράφομεν αὐτό. we write it. Τὸ δέλτα τὸ μεῖζον οὕτως· The bigger Delta like this: 1 2 3 Τὸ δέλτα τὸ μικρότερον οὕτως· The smaller Delta like this: 1 2 φθεγγόμεθα do we pronounce τοῦτο τὸ γράμμα; this letter? φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· we pronounce it: ὥσπερ "δοῦναι" like "to give" Ἀλλὰ προσέχετε! But pay attention! Μετὰ τὸ νῦ καὶ μετὰ τὸ μῦ, After "nu" and after "mu", φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό· we pronounce it: ὥσπερ "ἐνδύσασθαι" like "to dress oneself" ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα τὸ δέλτα; correctly did I write the Alpha? ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα αὐτό. correctly I wrote it. τὸ γράμμα τὸ πέμπτον; What is the fifth letter? Tὸ ἒ ψιλόν ἐστιν Epsilon is τὸ γράμμα τὸ πέμπτον. the fifth letter. Γράψω αὐτό. I will write it. γράφομεν τὸ ἒ ψιλόν; do we write Epsilon? γράφομεν αὐτό. we write it. Tὸ ἒ ψιλὸν τὸ μεῖζον· The bigger Epsilon οὕτως like this: 1 2 3 4 Tὸ ἒ ψιλὸν τὸ μικρότερον The smaller Epsilon οὕτως· like this: 1 2 φθεγγόμεθα αὐτό; do we pronounce it? ὥσπερ "ἐλθεῖν" like "to go" ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα τὸ ἒ ψιλόν; correctly did I write the Epsilon? ὀρθῶς ἔγραψα αὐτό. Yes...correctly I wrote it.