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[438e] show the truth of things.

That is my opinion.

Then if that is true, Cratylus, it seems that things may be learned without names.

So it appears.

What other way is left by which you could expect to know them? What other than the natural and the straightest way, through each other, if they are akin, and through themselves? For that which is other and different from them would signify not them, but something other and different.

I think that is true.

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