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Double Vowels - Examples

Κανόνας (Rule) Παραδείγματα (Examples)
α + ι -> e παιδί (child), Αιγαίο (Aegean sea), καίω (to burn)
ε + ι -> i ειρήνη (peace), Γεια (Hello), χειμώνας (winter)
ο + ι -> i οικογένεια (family), οικονομία (economy), οι άνθρωποι (the people)
ο + υ -> u ουρανός (sky), πού; (where?), κουδούνι(bell)
υ + ι -> iiυιός (son), υιοθεσία (adoption)

αυ, ευ Combinations - Examples

If "αυ" and "ευ" are found in a word the sound changes.
If these two letters are followed by a vowel or by β,ρ,γ,λ,ν,δ,μ,ζ then they are read as "ev - εβ".
If they are followed by any other consonant, they are read as "ef - εφ".

Vowel combinations Παραδείγματα (Examples)
α + υ -> af αυτοκίνητο (car), αυτοκράτορας (emperor), αυστηρός (strict)
α + υ -> av αύριο (tomorrow), αυλή (yard), Αύγουστος (August)
ε + υ -> ef ευτυχία (happiness), ευχαριστώ (thank you), Δευτέρα (Monday)
ε + υ -> ev χορεύω (dance), απόγευμα (afternoon), μαγειρεύω (to cook)