Γεια σας. My parents were both born in the U.S., but their parents (Greek immigrants) spoke Greek at home. My mother didn't actually learn English until she went to kindergarten. Anyway, the Greek they spoke was "country" Greek, I guess; unfortunately, Greece didn't offer much education to its citizens at that time (early 1900s). In fact, my maternal grandmother, since she was a girl, never received any formal education at all, nor did any of her sisters. Anyway, I have a couple of questions: 1) My mother sometimes pronounces γ with a "w" sound, such as in εγώ: e-WO. Is that pretty rare in Greece these days? If you pronounced it that way in Greece, would people look at you in total amazement? 2) The word my mother learned for "wind" was ανεμούρας. Is that variant completely nonexistent nowadays? Thanks for any info.