Pronunciation

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What is the Pronunciation tool?

  • The Pronunciation tool will pronounce Greek and Hebrew words (lemmas) that you type in, or select from a list.
    • lemmas are words which you would find in a dictionary.
  • It also speaks English (transliterated) words that are used in Factbook.



Opening the Pronunciation tool

  • Open the Tools menu and select Pronunciation.



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



Using the Pronunciation Tool

Selecting or entering a word


Dragging a word to the Find box

You can drag a lemma from an appropriate source to hear it.

  • Position a lexicon to the word you want pronounced.


  1. Click on the X to clear the Find box.
  2. Select the word in the lexicon, then drag it to the Find box.
  3. In the Pronunciation window, locate the word and click on it.


Changing the Style of Pronunciation

Logos provides several Styles of pronunciation:

  • Greek Erasmian – this is the Ancient Greek phonology
  • Greek Koine – the Greek of the New Testament and the Septuagint.
  • Greek Modern – the modern style.
  • Aramaic – the Aramaic of the Old Testament (a few books only)
  • Hebrew – the Hebrew of the Old Testament.
  • English – Factbook entries
  1. Click on the menu in the Pronunciation toolbar.
  2. Click on the desired pronunciation style in the list.



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



Using Pronunciation from a Resource

You can have Logos pronounce a word without using the Pronunciation tool.

  • If you are using a Reverse Interlinear bible, right click on a word:



  • In the pop-up Context menu, select the Lemma.
  • On the other side of the menu click on Pronounce.




Using Pronunciation from a Tool/Guide

In some tools you may see a speaker icon next to a Greek word.

  • In the Information window.
    1. Ensure Word Info and its Lemma are selected
    2. Click/Hover over a word in a reverse interlinear or Greek/Hebrew resource.
    3. Click the speaker icon to have Logos pronounce the word.



  • In Bible Word Study.
    1. Enter a Greek or Hebrew word.
    2. Click the speaker icon to have Logos pronounce the word.



  • So whenever you see the speaker icon you can click on it to hear the word pronounced.
    You will find that the Greek Style used is usually Koine.



Pronunciation Tables

Logos provides pronunciation tables which could be helpful to you.

  1. Open Pronunciation’s Panel menu
  2. Select Information from the menu.
  3. The pronunciation tables will appear relative to the selected Style.
  4. Click on the Done button when finished.


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