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[409e] especially those who are subject to the barbarians, have adopted many foreign words.

Hermogenes
What of that?

Socrates
If we should try to demonstrate the fitness of those words in accordance with the Greek language, and not in accordance with the language from which they are derived, you know we should get into trouble.

Hermogenes
Naturally.


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