How is one supposed to pronounce, in Modern Greek, the two letters ι and η when they are together in a word? As clear, separate sounds (ee-ee), or as one sound (ee)?
In the name Γαβριήλ, for example, is it supposed to be a clear distinction between ι and η, as in Gah-vree-eel or are they sounded as one "ee": Gah-vreel?
Same with the name Ἰησοῦς. Is it Ee-ee-soos or Ee-soos? I heard both variants, especially for this name, and I don't know which one is the correct one.
I would appreciate some help.
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My pronunciation is a little different from modern Greek, but I think it basically is a long "ee", longer than just a single vowel. You can hear that in recordings like this:
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;