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Old 02-10-2014, 01:57 PM
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Do you teach the spelling of the Greek Letters?

Pretty much every pledging/new members/etc. program that I've seen has included the greek alphabet. I'm wondering if the spelling of the greek letters in Greek is taught. For example the fact that Y is spelled YΨΙΛΟΝ as rather than something like YΠΣΙΛΩΝ (or even the fact that the Y when spelled out is actually ΎΨΙΛΟΝ (with an acute accent on the Upsilon). My fraternity didn't and I'm wondering if any do...
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:09 PM
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:35 PM
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Not that I am aware of.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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I think we do well to get them to learn the English spellings.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:34 PM
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:54 PM
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I think we do well to get them to learn the English spellings.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:57 PM
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Also, what is the point? Knowing what the letters are is important, but I can't see any conceivable reason for knowing how to spell them in Greek.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:09 PM
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LOL - I learned the Greek alphabet in Sixth Grade! We had a teacher from LSU, and I am firmly sure that Mrs. Bridges was in a sorority, although I'm not sure which one.

We didn't learn the Greek spelling, but we could say the alphabet both forwards and backwards!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:45 PM
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We didn't learn the Greek spelling, but we could say the alphabet both forwards and backwards!
Backwards would be useful to a Chi Omega member! Over twenty years since I’ve joined, and the chapter naming convention still confuses me.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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Also, what is the point? Knowing what the letters are is important, but I can't see any conceivable reason for knowing how to spell them in Greek.
Some Fraternities & Sororities have the Spelling of their Greek Letters as part of their Coat of Arms, so I would imagine that at least at the start it might be useful for the members
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:46 PM
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We don't.

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Also, what is the point? Knowing what the letters are is important, but I can't see any conceivable reason for knowing how to spell them in Greek.
I remember a time when lots of GCers liked to put spell out the names of their GLOs in their signatures—in Greek. I lost count of how many times I saw Alpha as ΑΛΠΗΑ instead of ΑΛΦΑ. I even seem to remember one SAE who tried to spell out Phi Alpha as ΠΗΙ ΑΛΠΗΕ.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:58 PM
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We don't.



I remember a time when lots of GCers liked to put spell out the names of their GLOs in their signatures—in Greek. I lost count of how many times I saw Alpha as ΑΛΠΗΕ instead of ΑΛΦΑ. I even seem to remember one SAE who tried to spell out Phi Alpha as ΠΗΙ ΑΛΠΗΕ.
Not sure why the Epsilon in the mispelling of ALPHA


But I got 22,800 hits on "Αλπηα" *sigh*
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:22 PM
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Not sure why the Epsilon in the mispelling of ALPHA
That would be a typo on my part, which I've corrected.
Alas, the ΠΗ in place of Φ was not a typo.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:43 PM
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That would be a typo on my part, which I've corrected.
Alas, the ΠΗ in place of Φ was not a typo.
And oh, how I wish it was... I've also seen Upsilon spelled out starting with Upsilon Pi Sigma...

And any of the letters that rhyme with Eta, have an Eta as their first vowel, not an Epsilon.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:21 AM
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No ,but in our chapter we ALWAYS had to recite the alphabet beginning with Pi, Kappa, Alpha. Not sure if other Pike chapters followed that practice.
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