Julia Achenbach julia.achenbach at UNI-OLDENBURG.DE
Mon Aug 17 10:14:21 UTC 2009

> This word is not in the OED.
> The pronunciation is given as /??da??ks??s/ in a few sources (like Wells,
> and Wiktionary).  Wikipedia says it is from Ancient Greek ????????????.
> Does anyone know the original pronunciation of that?

--- as far as I know ancient Greek words are pronounced the same way they
are spelled, because no one knows for sure how the Greeks pronounced them.
(they refused to record them on tape :)) At least in German. I am not too
sure whether or not the same goes for English.

> Are there other Ancient-Greek-derived words that have "ei" pronounced
> /ai/?

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