In reading about S. cerevisiae there are two mating types, one being the Latin letter
a and the other being the Greek letter
How are these two types pronounced such that they can be differentiated?
In other words when I pronounce the text I don't want to say 'a' for both of them; there should be a different word or phrase for each one so that they are known to be different.
Is it simply that
a is pronounced as a and
α is pronounced as alpha?