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Re: Another name spelling question



On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Steve Jackson wrote:

> But why would the name begin "dy-" if it is in reference to something
> doubled? Shouldn't it be "di-" ?  George, help! "Dystylosaurus" sounds more
> like "badly-strutted lizard."
> 

I don't know if this helps, but the Greek word for "two," often 
transliterated "duo," can also (somewhat more correctly) be rendered as 
"dyo."  That might be the source of the confusion.

> Steve Jackson, sj@io.com - this will do till I fix my .sig file . . .

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S Truman