Diphthong ει

We are learning to say, "I am a student." "I" is ἐγώ. The Greek verb for "am" is,


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Epsilon iota is a diphthong. If you try to say epsilon iota as two separate sounds, its hard, isn't it? It is a diphthong and is pronounced with one sound.

ει is pronounced with the long "a" sound, like the "ei" in "eight."

In the case of this word, the final iota is pronounced with the long "i" sound. Listen to the Professor.