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Old 01-06-2010, 06:10 AM   #3
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The OS suffix on the end of the Greek words is added to the Nouns which are maculine in the Nominative case.

It appears that it would be in Greek "o Alexandros" which makes the name Maculine.

Interestingly, the Alexander I, the grandfather of Alexander III had this coin:




On the coin we read: ALEANDRO in original ΑΛΕΑΝΔΡΟ

See more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samekh

The character is the phonecian letter samekh, reads as sharp S similar to the German sharp S represented by . The pronountiation is also close to the Modern Macedonian S which is also pronouced sharper than the usual European S.

More on the pronountiation here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voicele...olar_fricative there is also sound file with the pronountiation.

So on the coin we read ALESANDRO and not the ALEXANDROS.

That opens interesting perspective.
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