Letter S

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Thu Jan 3 10:40:44 EST 2002


In a message dated 1/3/2002 9:31:50 AM Eastern Standard Time, dd-1 at juno.com 
writes:


> Greeks omitted the letter S?  Comments?
> 

If I remember correctly, the "s" in "septem" is due to a lost digamma in 
Greek.  If they had wanted an "s" they would have used sigma.  You could 
check Smyth on this  <A HREF="http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0007;layout=;loc=1;query=toc">Smyth's Greek Grammar</A>

gfsomsel

gfsomsel
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