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Re: Greek & Latin vowels (was: CHAT letter names etc)

Date:Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 17:49
Mark J. Reed scripsit:

> But where the heck did the names Rho and Sigma come from?
My guess is that rho is an analogy rhyme with o (mikron), and that sigma comes from mixing up the name of samekh with shin. The name shin survives as san, an archaic Greek letter. -- "Take two turkeys, one goose, four John Cowan cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup the rest of your life." --Groucho