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[34] A still stronger indication of the inferiority of Latin is to be found in the fact that there are many things which have no Latin names, so that it is necessary to express them by metaphor or periphrasis, while even in the case of things which have names, the extreme poverty of the language leads us to resort to the same practice.1 On the other hand, the Greeks have not merely abundance of words, but they have also a number of different dialects.

1 I.e. because the names are not holly adequate and there are no satisfactory synonyms.

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