How are the names of Greek letters supposed to be pronounced? I always pronunce phi as “fie”, but everybody else seems to say “fee”. I’ve argued that if you are going to pronounce phi “fee”, you also have to pronounce pi “pee”, but to no avail. Or how about mu? I say “moo”, everybody else says “myoo”. Or omicron, is it “oh-MIKE-ron” as I say it, or “OHM-i-cron” as everyone else does? I’ve consulted a dictionary, but it lists both as valid. So what are the standard accepted pronunciations for these letters? How do the Greeks pronounce them?
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