Hello, Eva!bluechien wrote:I'm reading a piece with a greek quote from Plato's symposium above the introduction. After listening to a few words pronounced in various dictionaries, and knowing no greek, I feel more and more like I would love to ask someone who knows this language, if they would be willing to contribute this line to my reading, rather than me doing the possibly-listener-unfriendly thing of going it alone.
εἶσὶ γὰρ οὖν, οἳ ἐν ταῖς ψυχαῖς κυοῦσιν
Is it kosher to ask this kind of favor here?
I think there are more than one ways to pronounce it, because it's a language that it's not used anymore (at least, not in its original state), so the different schools of the study of Ancient Greek insist on different pronunciations.
This is how I would pronounce it: ee sea gar oon, ee en tess psee-khes kee-oo-seen
This is for you to try to imitate the sound if it helps: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/greektext_03_04_17.mp3