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Could you tell me how to pronounce 'erotike' and 'eunoia'?    Your explanation of 'storge' was very helpful.  I am narrating a book in which these three terms appear.  Thank you.

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Hello,

first of all the ancient Greek term 'erotiké' (Greek, ἐρωτική) - meaning “erotic”/” amorous”/ “loving” - is an adjective in the nominative feminine often related to the implied feminine noun τέχνη (transliterated as “téchne”= art), i.e. “art of love”, while  'éunoia' (Greek, εὔνοια, 1st.declension) is a feminine noun in the nominative case meaning “ benevolence”/ ”favour”/ “fondness”/"affection".


As for their pronunciation, I’ll try to tell you how each letter or syllable was pronounced in ancient Greek.

So, 'erotiké'  and ‘eúnoia'must be pronounced as follows:

-er is pronounced like ER in “error”
-o is pronounced like the OO in “door” or the O in “on”
-t is pronounced like the T in “table”
-i is pronounced like the EE in “Greek” or the  I in “king”
-k is pronounced like the K in “king”
-é is pronounced like the E in “evolution”. The stress falls on this vowel.


-é is pronounced like the E in “evolution. The stress falls on this vowel.
-u is pronounced like the OO in “good”
-n is pronounced like the N in “not”
-o is pronounced like the O in “on” or the OO in “door”
-i is pronounced like the EE in “Greek” or the  I in “king”
-a is pronounced like the A in “patent”.

Hope this can be helpful to you.
Best regards,
Maria

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I'll be glad to answer any questions concerning ANCIENT GREEK. So, do not ask me please questions regarding MODERN GREEK as it is different from Ancient Greek either in spelling/meaning or in pronunciation.

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