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Old 06-28-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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so, i need to put the acronym USMC on a graphic, but in greek.

google is my friend, but in this case, i'm getting different answers.

are any of these correct?

USMY

or

ΗΠΣΠ

i'm guessing the last one is correct if any of them are, but i'd rather check with you guys before i make it.

thanks. aaron.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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I'm not fluent, but I have a working knowledge of ancient Greek.

USMC, as in United States Marine Corps??? Why are you trying to translate that in to ancient Greek? What's the graphic for?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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so, i need to put the acronym USMC on a graphic, but in greek.

google is my friend, but in this case, i'm getting different answers.

are any of these correct?

USMY

or

ΗΠΣΠ

i'm guessing the last one is correct if any of them are, but i'd rather check with you guys before i make it.

thanks. aaron.
I'm not fluent either, but no, those aren't correct. None will be exactly correct, because Greek doesn't have all the same letters as English.

U:
The H is an eta. If you want an upsilon (which, in the lower case, looks like our u), use Y. Sometimes the stem goes higher and the branches are curved like little hills.

S:
The Greek letter is sigma, which looks like the third letter in your second option (the stiff, backwards 3).

M:
The letter is mu, and the capital looks like M.

C:
Greek doesn't have C. Your second answer is making it the same as an S. If you'd rather have k, use K (kappa).
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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You'd be better off learning how to write "United States Marine Corps" in greek - then using the first letters of each of those greek words. The answer to that, is this:

Ηνωμένο Στράτευμα Πεζοναυτών

And so, you'd use ΗΣΠζ
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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You'd be better off learning how to write "United States Marine Corps" in greek - then using the first letters of each of those greek words. The answer to that, is this:

Ηνωμένο Στράτευμα Πεζοναυτών

And so, you'd use ΗΣΠζ
Why the zeta at the end?
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: vagabond
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thanks for the feedback; i really appreciate your linguistic knowledge, as i'd much rather not have to go back and fix it after the fact.

this is what i have found so far (and yes, i did try to translate it first, though i still got something different than anonchick):

English
United States Marine Corps
USMC

Greek
Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Σώμα των Πεζοναυτών
ΗΠΣΠ

that one is similar to what anonchick is saying:
Ηνωμένο Στράτευμα Πεζοναυτών
ΗΣΠζ

USMY

ΣΦΕ
Greek Lettered USMC Polo


and as to rockjoe's question, it is for a freelance illustration that i am doing for some usmc tee shirts, and just for a portfolio painting. maybe i'll post a link here to the finished painting if i ever get it done.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Default Usmc

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Originally Posted by stycotl View Post
so, i need to put the acronym USMC on a graphic, but in greek.

google is my friend, but in this case, i'm getting different answers.

are any of these correct?

USMY

or

ΗΠΣΠ

i'm guessing the last one is correct if any of them are, but i'd rather check with you guys before i make it.

thanks. aaron.

YEMX are the Greek Letters for USMC.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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YEMX Greek For USMC

Y=Upsilon
E=Sigma
M=Mu
X=Chi
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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YEMX Greek for USMC
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I Tappa Keg
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