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By Zeus, I do not think it is quite correct, yet, my friend.

Why not?

We should be obliged to agree that people who imitate sheep and cocks and other animals were naming those which they imitate.

Yes, so we should.

And do you think that is correct?

No, I do not; but, Socrates, what sort of an imitation is a name?

In the first place we shall not, in my opinion, be making names, if we imitate things as we do in music,

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