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On 26 Apr 02, at 6:38, Raymond Brown wrote:

> FWIW the modern Greeks simply use sigma to represent /S/ in foreign
> borrowings, and tau-sigma for /tS/.

I've seen sigma-iota used for /S/ on Cyprus, where that combination
does represent /S/ in the local dialect... for example, "cholocate" is
s-o-k-o-l-a-ta /soko"lata/ in mainland Greece but s-i-o-k-o-l-a-t-a
/Soko"lata/ on Cyprus. Or compare "sieftalies", which is a kind of
Cypriot sausage, which is also pronounced with an initial /S/.

Cheers,
Philip
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