Letter S

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Thu Jan 3 11:37:22 EST 2002


In a message dated 1/3/2002 10:41:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
Polycarp66 at aol.com writes:


> 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>
>        

I just realized that I was thinking of such words as IDEIN in Greek which 
becomes video in Latin.  Please ignore my remark.  Carl is, of course, 
correct.

gfsomsel
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