H / P / X

Greek letters that look like letters in the Roman alphabet (the one English uses) but have a completely different sound.

      Greek alphabet

  1. The letters shown in blue do not look like any of ours.
  2. The letters shown in purple sound very similar to the way they sometimes do in English.
  3. The letters shown in red are the "false cognates."
    H:   Eta is pronounced sort of like long A.
    P:   Rho is pronounced like R.
    X:   Chi is pronounced like Scottish or German CH. (Think Loch Ness or J. S. Bach.)

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