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Old 07-26-2000, 06:10 PM
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WOW!!!


I have truly learned a WHOLE BUNCH from this particular thread.

Keep the information coming.

Rain Man...very interesting.
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Old 07-26-2000, 11:48 PM
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Okay...every other Greek I know (including myself) had to learn a song...but, I had already learned Greek to some extent before. In "Learning About Sororities", the NPC pamphlet, there's a chart which lists the two different pronunciations. I had learned well before I had heard of Alpha Phi that the correct GREEK pronunciation was "fee", and I had known that Phi Mu was "Fee Moo", not "Fie Mew".
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Old 07-27-2000, 12:30 AM
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Where is this written? Just curious cause there are a lot of organizations that pronounce it as FI.....(zeta phi beta, alpha phi alpha, iota phi theta...)

**Don't forget that when the letter Phi is preceded by a letter ending in 'a' (alpha, beta, etc.), it is pronounced FEE not FI (long I).**

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Old 07-27-2000, 02:57 AM
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Liana - you've got it! you need some sort of pressure activity to learn the Greek alphabet. It won't be lists or songs that will help you...

I learned it when I was a pledge (back in the olden days of hazing and "pledges"!! 1991) because we did this Field Day activity that all the sorority pledge classes competed in, and you had one minute to spell out the whole Greek alphabet WITH YOUR BODIES in teams of three girls.

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Old 07-27-2000, 10:36 AM
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Not so much pressure as immersion. There's a lot of work to do on a Greek Life webpage for a major university, and I learned it went a lot quicker if I didn't look up the letters every ten minutes. I've been working on this page for months, and I'm days away from being done ^_^
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Old 07-27-2000, 10:45 AM
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Here's a page with both pronunciations www.geocities.com/macmarv/kappabet.html
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Old 07-28-2000, 07:58 PM
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Finer Woman - you are so right! It really was. The Field Day event is always two or three weeks after the new members pledge, so the girls are just really getting to know one another well, and it's a great bonding experience. Plus, since all the sororities participate, you get to see all the girls you haven't seen since rush (since they have all been busy with activities in their own chapters). One of the fraternities hosts the day-long event, and the main competition is a food drive for an area food bank.

Liana - I hear you!!! I administer a Greek website right now, and to me, the GLOs are actually ACW, ADP, AEF, CW, KAQ, DSQ, FKY, PBF, etc. I almost recognize the "symbol" translations quicker than the actual Greek letters now!
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Old 07-28-2000, 09:15 PM
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I have learned a lot from this post thanks all and just for reference sake I learned the greek alphabet by the "group" method and then once I knew it, I wrote it over and over again as fast as I could, just because the spelling throughs me off, but do what ever you need to do to learn them.
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Old 07-29-2000, 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by Texas Alum:

I learned it when I was a pledge (back in the olden days of hazing and "pledges"!! 1991) because we did this Field Day activity that all the sorority pledge classes competed in, and you had one minute to spell out the whole Greek alphabet WITH YOUR BODIES in teams of three girls.


That's too cute! The comraderie displayed must be incredible in the competitions.


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Old 08-01-2000, 12:25 AM
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I wish I could learn other stuff as quickly as I did the alphabet. I learned it by "logic" (I associated it with our alphabet, and compared the differences). (eg, ours has 26 letters, the greek, 24).It took about ten minutes.


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Old 08-02-2000, 12:54 AM
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...and then it gets really interesting, when you trying to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters...ACK!

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Old 08-02-2000, 04:13 PM
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Old 08-02-2000, 11:32 PM
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My pledge class learned the greek alphabet by "singing it" to that old nursery rhyme-"Itsy-Bitsy-Spider"! It works!
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Old 08-02-2000, 11:55 PM
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I just did it and that is so cute
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My pledge class learned the greek alphabet by "singing it" to that old nursery rhyme-"Itsy-Bitsy-Spider"! It works!
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Old 08-03-2000, 11:43 AM
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We sung the alphabet to the Barney tune. Everyday or even twice a day you must sing the alphabet, write the symbols in order, write the symbol and put it with the right letter. Practice everyday until you can get them all right. You must if you want to be greek!!. Speaking of the Phi- Fee. A member of Alpha Phi told me if there was nothing following the Phi, you pronounce it Fee. If something follows it (Alpha Phi Alpha) then you pronounce it Phi.
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