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Omega, although a proper name, is named for the greek letter, which already has an accepted pronunciation in different regions. How Omega HQ answers the phone is interesting, but not really definitive.

In the USA, we say Oh-may-ga.

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The ancient Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician, with Omega (the long O sound) being a Greek, specifically an Ionic, addition. Omega was used as a long open “o” in Ionic and Attic, such as in “beau” in French.

It is written as “Ωμέγα” with an emphasis or stress on the epsilon (e) and so the most accurate English pronunciation is:

Ohm-ee-ga

At last, my classical education has been put to use.

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