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    Re: Its all Greek to me
    From: Yanni Nikopoulos
    Date: 2006 Jan 26, 23:26 -0500

    You are absolutely right.
    "?????" also means standing upright.
    
    Yanni
    Marinated
    S/V Princess Thalia
    Hamilton
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Peter Fogg" 
    To: 
    Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:17 PM
    Subject: Its all Greek to me
    
    
    >> From: YANNI
    >> Actually "ortho" means vertical thus 90 degrees to the horizontal plane
    >
    >
    > I know next to nothing about Greek, Yanni, and you have a fine Greek name,
    > but 'ortho' meaning right seemed correct, as English has also borrowed the
    > word 'orthodox', meaning the right way of thinking, in the sense of
    > adhering
    > to the accepted.
    >
    > My old friend Wikpedia says orthodoxy comes from the Greek ortho ('right',
    > 'correct') and doxa ('thought', 'teaching').
    > http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/orthodox
    >
    > Entering 'ortho' into Babel Fish (online translation) gives ????, which
    > looks the same. 'Orthodox' gives ?????????, while 'vertical' gives
    > ???????'.
    >
    > 'Orthogonal' is translated as ??????????, same suffix. What I am now
    > wondering is whether Plain Text, or any alternative, will faithfully
    > transmit the Greek letters. We're about to find out ..
    >
    >
    
    
    

       
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