How do you pronounce phi?

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akula has it right. φ is pronounced differently when it follows a vowel versus a consonant. Hence, all the confusion. It seems "fee" is the most common pronunciation, and I find it easier to ray rapidly than "fie."

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Why don't we just call it fo?
 
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Because then we need a "fum."
 
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brewnog said:
That's rich, coming from an American...

Coming from a Brit, thats rather humorous. Chip chip cheereo
 
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Chi Meson said:
To pronounce things as the original people pronounce them is impossible because they are all dead. The modern Greek pronunciation of the Greek letters is different from the classical greek pronounciation (mostly for the vowels). Depending on which part of Greece you go to, "chi" could be pronounce "kee" or "khee" (sort of like a scottish or semitic "ch" sound). AN american would sound silly making either of these sounds, so this one is sually pronounce "kai."

Well obviously. But id go with what the descendants would say :D. Might as well do that before the brits screw it up even more.
 

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