Although it is not a diacritic, the comma has a similar function as a silent letter in a handful of Greek words, principally distinguishing There are many different methods of rendering Greek text or Greek names in the Latin script.
The form in which classical Greek names are conventionally rendered in English goes back to the way Greek loanwords were incorporated into Latin in antiquity. For Modern Greek, there are multiple different transcription conventions.
Modern Greek orthography remains true to the historical spellings in most of these cases.
As a consequence, the spellings of words in Modern Greek are often not predictable from the pronunciation alone, while the reverse mapping, from spelling to pronunciation, is usually regular and predictable.
In 1982, a new, simplified orthography, known as "monotonic", was adopted for official use in Modern Greek by the Greek state.
It uses only a single accent mark, the acute (also known in this context as tonos, i.e.
Among the vowel symbols, Modern Greek sound values reflect the radical simplification of the vowel system of post-classical Greek, merging multiple formerly distinct vowel phonemes into a much smaller number.
This leads to several groups of vowel letters denoting identical sounds today.
Among them are several digraphs of vowel letters that formerly represented diphthongs but are now monophthongized. These signs were originally designed to mark different forms of the phonological pitch accent in Ancient Greek. I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notbe delivered to one or more recipients. Please, do not reply to this message.: host ru[184.108.40.206] said: 550 Message was not accepted -- invalid mailbox. : host ru[220.127.116.11] said: 550 Message was not accepted -- invalid mailbox.I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to one or more recipients. I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notbe delivered to one or more recipients. Zeb Atlas, it's owners, designers, partners, representatives and this web site are not responsible for any action taken by its members on this site.
By the time their use became conventional and obligatory in Greek writing, in late antiquity, pitch accent was evolving into a single stress accent, and thus the three signs have not corresponded to a phonological distinction in actual speech ever since.