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What is the Pronunciation tool?

  • The Pronunciation tool will speak the lemma version of a Greek word.
    • The lemma words are those which you would find in a dictionary.
    • Hebrew and Aramaic words are not supported at this time.

Using the Pronunciation Tool

From the Tools menu

  • The Pronunciation tool window is opened from the Tools menu.
    • It opens a window on the right side of the Logos main window.
    • In this window you will find a list of Greek lemma words in Greek alphabetical order.
  1. In the top menu, click on Tools.
  2. In the drop down menu, click on Pronunciation.

  3. Logos will open the Pronunciation tool window on the right side of the main window.

Selecting and hearing a word

  • This is the simplest and obvious way to use the tool.
    1. Find your word in the Pronunciation window.
      (Don’t forget that the vertical slider on the right side of the window can be used)

    2. Once found, click on the word.
      (make sure that you have the windows volume turned up loud enough to hear it)
      You will hear the word spoken.

Entering a word via the Keyboard

  • You can enter the Greek word via the keyboard (see image a below). (see Greek keyboard)

  • Or you can type in a transliteration for a Greek word (see image b below). (see Greek transliteration)

Dragging a word to the Find box

  • Example 1: (from a Greek New Testament)
    • In this example we will use the Nestle Aland Greek New Testament.
    • You need to select words which are shown in the lemma form.
      1. In the NA27, with your mouse select the word by dragging over it (including all letters).
      2. Now click on the selected word and drag it to the Find box in the Pronunciation window.

      3. Now you will see the Greek word in the Find box.
      4. If you click on the word Logos will pronounce it.

  • Example 2: (from a Greek lexicon)
    • In this example we will use the Nestle Aland Greek NT and the Greek-English Lexicon for the New Testament (or your default Greek lexicon).
      1. In the NA27, click on the Louw Nida number (you will need this turned on with the Display setting in the NA27 toolbar).
      2. The Greek-English Lexicon is opened if it was not already open.
      3. Logos positions the lexicon to the word (via the LN number) which we clicked on in the NA27.

      4. Now in the Pronunciation‘s Find box :

        a) If there is anything in the Find box.

        b) Click on the x on the right side of the Find box to clear the Find box.

      5. Now select the word in the lexicon, then drag it to the Find box of the Pronunciation window.

      6. In the Pronunciation window locate the word and click on it.
        Logos will pronounce the word for you.

Changing the Style of the pronunciation

  • Logos provides two Styles of pronunciation.
    • Erasmian – this is the Ancient Greek phonology
    • Modern – this is the modern style of pronunciation.
      1. In the Pronunciation toolbar click on the Greek Lemmas.
      2. In the drop down menu, click on the desired pronunciation Style.

      3. Now when you click on Greek words you may hear the selected pronunciation style.

Tutorial of pronunciation of Greek letters/vowels

  • Logos provided pronunciation tables (for both Styles of Pronunciation. see Changing the Style of the pronunciation)
    • These provide helpful tutorials of pronouncing letters & vowels in Greek (phonetic pronunciation).
      1. On the right side of the Pronunciation toolbar you will notice a circle with an i button . Click on it.

      2. The pronunciation tables will appear in the Pronunciation window as shown below.
        (Notice the Style as mentioned above, the tables are shown relative to which style your have selected)

        a) The upper case form of the letter.
        b) The lower case form of the letter.
        c) The name of the letter.
        d) Phonetic sound of the letter.

      3. To hide this pronunciation table, click on the Done button.

Using Pronunciation from a Resource

  • You can have Logos pronounce a word without using the Pronunciation tool window.
    1. If you are using a Greek Bible, right click on a Greek word.
    2. In the pop-up menu on the right side select Lemma.
    3. Then on the left side of the pop-up menu click on Pronounce.

    4. Or when you have the Reverse Interlinear open in one of your Bibles. You can right click on a Greek word in the Reverse Interlinear.
    5. In the pop-up menu on the right side select Lemma.
    6. Then on the left side of the pop-up menu click on Pronounce.

  • In some tools you may see a speaker icon next to a Greek word.
    • In the Information window.
      1. By holding your mouse over a word in a resource which is Greek ...
      2. In the Information window you will notice the Greek word and its definition.
      3. You will also see a speaker icon. Click on this icon to have Logos pronounce the Greek word.

  • So when you see the speaker icon in a Logos tool you can click on it to hear the Greek word pronounced.

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