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Old 03-30-2008, 12:05 AM
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I'm agreeing with everyone who learned the alphabet by singing. My 5th grade teacher sung the alphabet to us & to this day I can still sing it.

This website has both upper & lower case forms of each word including there English name: http://www.msoe.edu/~tritt/greeklr.html
My sixth grade teacher was from Louisiana, and we learned the Greek alphabet both forwards and backwards. I would just love to know which sorority she was in! We learned the Greek alphabet to two different songs. On Bid Night, I shocked the sisters by already knowing the alphabet!
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:46 AM
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HAHAHA. I would venture to say that they don't want to be called Phi Moo.
And I'd venture to say that you are right hehe. On my campus, we say it "Fi Mew". I don't know about elsewhere...
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:01 AM
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well...

Iota Kap a Lambda

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:59 PM
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High school math and science, people... didn't anybody else use a lowercase "mu" in those classes? "Mew" is definitely the standard pronunciation.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:33 AM
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Honeychile, while I was in school, I had an LC that moved to LA but I don't think she taught 6th grade. She's now got a PHD in counseling, I think.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:22 AM
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For writing it, try this: ( I can't get the greek letters to work, but write them out in rows of four like this

ABGD Alpha Beta Gamma Delta
EZHQ E-Z HO
I
KLM I KAM
NXOP NEON (the E is a stretch with the xi, but it works)
RSTU PETY
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CYW Phi Chi Psi Omega



So you can remember how they look that way for the order, too
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:13 AM
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:47 PM
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http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/ch1/....asp?vletter=1


This website has the CORRECT way to pronounce the Greek alphabet.

It even has sound
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:08 AM
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I leaned from this:

I went shopping at Alpha Beta Gamma and met Delta, Epsilon, Zeta while there. To my surprise I ran into Eta, Theta and Iota doing some shopping of their own. Kappa and Lambda came to assist with all the groceries and could not resist those delightful sisters that go by the name of Mu and Nu.

The sisters loaded up their cars and headed for the meeting at Xi, Omicron and Pi's home. A social was to be given for their new found friends of Rho, Sigma and Tau. But, to the sisters' surprise they would not remain if their sisters from across the Bay in Upsilon did not come along. They did come forth after picking up friends in Phi and Chi around the corner from Psi and down the street from Omega.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:52 PM
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Learn with a matchbook.
probably the best post ive seen from EW.

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I leaned from this:

I went shopping at Alpha Beta Gamma and met Delta, Epsilon, Zeta while there. To my surprise I ran into Eta, Theta and Iota doing some shopping of their own. Kappa and Lambda came to assist with all the groceries and could not resist those delightful sisters that go by the name of Mu and Nu.

The sisters loaded up their cars and headed for the meeting at Xi, Omicron and Pi's home. A social was to be given for their new found friends of Rho, Sigma and Tau. But, to the sisters' surprise they would not remain if their sisters from across the Bay in Upsilon did not come along. They did come forth after picking up friends in Phi and Chi around the corner from Psi and down the street from Omega.
how the freek you remember that?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:09 PM
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http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/ch1/....asp?vletter=1


This website has the CORRECT way to pronounce the Greek alphabet.

It even has sound
It's correct if you are using the Greek pronunciation and interested in speaking Greek. Anglicized pronunciation is widely accepted with GLOs, though some groups, like Alpha Phi and Alpha Xi Delta opt to use the Greek pronunciation. Both are fine.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:24 PM
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We were taught the greek alphabet as a song when we were pledges (just like kindergarteners learn the ABCs w/a song). I guess I assumed everyone learned it that way (like there's "one" greek alphabet song the way there's "one" ABC song), woops, I guess not! I remember very few songs off the top of my head, but I can still sing that greek alphabet song as I bet almost all of my chapter sisters could.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:49 PM
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:01 PM
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has anyone seen the butterfly effect? theres a scene in there where ashton kutcher spits off the greek alphabet really fast. They way i learned the greek alphabet was trying to mimic that and go as fast as i could. at first i could only get as far as alpha beta gamma delta. then eventually i would progress a few letters farther. but now i can do the whole thin in like 7 seconds. still can't play the match game with out getting burned though.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:31 PM
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I learned it via a song and fall into that if I'm not trying to say it quickly, but by now I can spit it out as fast as I want. I was never "tested" with a match but I tried it for fun and I can get it out twice before I wave it out. Then again I like playing with fire.
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