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LAFKOS
A very charming ridge-top village with an enormous village square offering refuge from the summer heat under the shade of great plane trees. One passes through Lafkos to go to Platanias and Promiri.

LANGUAGE
The expression " It's all Greek to me" has no meaning for the indigenous population. Of course it's all Greek to them. Nonetheless, Pelionet has taken care to make the reading and pronunciation of place names easy for the foreigner by transliterating them with the closest English sounds and the corresponding letters (phoenetic symbols are not used). Thus the letter "i" pronounced as in "pit" stands for all the corresponding Greek sounds regardless of the Greek spelling (I,H,Y, OI, EI). The letter "O" pronounced as in "fox" stands for the corresponding Greek letters "O" and . The combination "OU" pronounced as in "put" stands for Greek OY. The letter 'y' as pronounced in 'yacht' for Greek '' (ghamma) and letter
'g' as pronounced in 'guy'.The letter 'h' pronounced as in "humble"and rarely "ch" as in "chaos" stands for the Greek x. Few are the deviations from this simple system. Special note for 'e' : 90% of the time is read as in 'net' and only rarely as in 'pit'.
Example: Hellenika.
For more information on spelling go to SPELLING.

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