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[208a] and actually does write, TH and E, and again in trying to write “Theodorus” thinks he ought to write, and does write, T and E, shall we say that he knows the first syllable of your names?

Theaetetus
No, we just now agreed that a person in such a condition has not yet gained knowledge.

Socrates
Then there is nothing to prevent the same person from being in that condition with respect to the second and third and fourth syllables?

Theaetetus
No, nothing.

Socrates
Then, in that case, he has in mind the orderly description in terms of letters, and will write “Theaetetus” with right opinion, when he writes the letters in order?

Theaetetus
Evidently.


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