Friday, December 1, 2017

Greek - Dog, Cat

We just learned that to ask if someone speaks Greek you say Μιλατε ελληνικα? (Milate ellinika?).

To say dog in Greek, you say σκύλος (skýlos) and it sounds like skee-loh-ss  

To say cat in Greek, you say γάτα (gáta) and it sounds like gah-tah  

The letters for these new words are:

σ (sigma) κ (kappa) ύ (upsilon) λ (lambda) ο (omicron) ς (sigma)
γ (gamma) ά (alpha) τ (tau) α (alpha)

center for the greek language
(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: dog, cat

Italian: cane, gatto

German: Hunt, Katze

Spanish: perro, gato

French: chien, chat