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[433b] otherwise you must look for some other principle of correctness in names, and must not admit that a name is the representation of a thing in syllables and letters. For if you maintain both positions, you cannot help contradicting yourself.

Well, Socrates, I think what you say is reasonable, and I accept it.

Then since we are agreed about this, let us consider the next point. If a name, we say, is to be a good one, it must have the proper letters?


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