porson porson at
Fri Mar 8 11:57:08 EST 2002

Carl et al.:

I must apologize for an error in my last post: SHMA is not cognate with 
the Sanskrit to know (jiv), but rather with the Sanskrit for thought 

Videor non festinasse lente.

Also, I recently came across a citation from Phrynichus in which he 
censured the use of PTWMA for corpse, preferring SWMA, it would seem 
because of its antiquity. 

My thought on this is that since he was an atticist in an age when the 
true attic had long since passed into anachronism, and since, with the 
zealotry of the newly converted, he did not shy from criticizing and 
rejecting the usages of authors such as Plato and Euripides, this opinion 
is somewhat suspect. 

At any rate, that's it for me and my slovenliness.


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