Need help with greek character

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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but i couldnt find any other forum close to deciphering languages.

Can anyone identify the following character? It is greek but i couldnt find this specific character in any greek character block:



I am looking for the 4th character, think its some of form of the iota.

I looked everywhere but the closest thing i found was this:

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However it seems to be the reversed...

The actual word is the equivalent of the egyptian 'ȧtru', meaning "the region of the sunset traversed by Rã in his first hour".

If anyone could help me it would be great!
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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I would say it's old greek semantic. Let me see what I can do.

EDIT: On second thought, I think it's the iota from a later phase in the evolution of the greek language...where it's becoming modern English.

It's an iota, basically. The shape changes, but it's there.
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Thank alot you for looking into this.

What Unicode character should i use for representing this? I'm trying to transcibe as much as possible to actual text without images. (i mean, there are alot of different iota's out there, is the regular closest to this one regarding it's sound?)
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Standard iota. Are you transcribing in English?



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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It's the dipthong "οι" with a circumflex accent. You can also see it written as following: σχοῖνος
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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OK i will use the regular. thanks for the help (and yes, im transcribing to english, its the book "Gods of the Egyptians by budge")
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Hi and thanks for the reaction. However i couldn't find it in the following greek extended block:

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Or do you suggest it is latin?



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Apparently, I was wrong. I'm sure Alexander can take it from here.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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It isn't latin. The character is there by the way:

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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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thanks anyway



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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ah now i see it! so it's called a PERISPOMENI and the reason i couldn't find it was because the icon is slightly different in the overview.

Anyway problem solved, thanks alot.





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