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[262d]

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
For when he says that, he makes a statement about that which is or is becoming or has become or is to be; he does not merely give names, but he reaches a conclusion by combining verbs with nouns. That is why we said that he discourses and does not merely give names, and therefore we gave to this combination the name of discourse.

Theaetetus
That was right.

Stranger
So, then, just as of things some fit each other and some do not, so too some vocal signs do not fit,


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