THE GREEK SOUND \F\ = PH

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! The sound \f\ is, simply put, a sound with a very reliable spelling in Greek-derived words. Spell it with ph, and you’ll most probably be set. This is because the single letter f did not exist in ancient Greece. However, the Greek letter phi did. (It originally sounded a bit like the sound \p\ in ancient Greek, but began to sound more like \f\ after the fourth century AD.) This rule is extremely – though not 100% –…

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