Why ist the γ in ενέργεια pronounced as a G instead of J?


German - Germany
Hey guys,

why do you pronounce the γ in the word ενέργεια like a G instead of an J? I thought when the γ is in front of ει you pronounce it like a J like γειτονιά.

Is ist because it comes from Ancient Greek?
  • shawnee

    Senior Member
    English - Australian
    Never heard it expressed as 'g'. It always comes across as 'γ'. When you say, 'j' ,we are talking about a slavic sound, more like a 'y'.
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