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[418c] and that is especially true of the women, who are most addicted to preserving old forms of speech. But nowadays people change iota to eta or epsilon, and delta to zeta, thinking they have a grander sound.

How is that?

For instance, in the earliest times they called day ἱμέρα, others said ἑμέρα, and now they say ἡμέρα.

That is true.

Only the ancient word discloses the intention of the name-giver, don't you know? For day comes out of darkness to men; they welcome it and long (ἱμείρουσι) for it,

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