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This is a puzzle that's called Dizzy;
It might throw you into a tizzy!
Also, to post might take some time
Because you must do it in rhyme.
Can you between these a link deduce:
A classic, a classish, and a named magic deuce?
(Also, I feel obliged to say:
The title is relevant in some way.)
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Whirligig, here I believe,
It's a while since versponses I've seen
Which weren't my own; do you care
What rhyme or meter our answers declare?
A classic, you do say here,
Lateral classic? Am I far or near?
Classic puzzles are too easy for this forum
Though the book I have; I adore 'em
Classish, I'm not sure of the meaning
so continuing on with deuce, I'm seeming
To remember a puzzle recently
Which had not ace, nor three
But a two of clubs, which could be
Used in a sense quite magically?
You've certainly got my head in a whirl
Whirligig; let's see if this dizziness, thoughts unfurl.
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A magic deuce - is it a card, though?
Of poker variety? Or maybe tarot?
Classish...is it a class, tell me please?
A social class? School class? Any of these?
A classic - a prank? Or a joke? Or a car?
Are these guesses on a track close, or on far?
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Rhyme and meter? I couldn't care less,
As long as you answer in rhymingness.
(Was that a word?) Kaylee, it's true;
The classic is a puzzle, but who?
Which, I mean, and I regret;
But the deuce is not a card, any of it.
The classish is scrundishly a class,
Of what seems to be a huge mass,
But with a bit of research, you will see
That it exists only classishly.
The classic, yope, involves a prank;
But it's a puzzle; you have Kaylee to thank.
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Does this classic puzzle involve some dead midgets?
Or albatrosses, dead DJs, or widgets?
Is this the one 'bout the sawed-off cane?
(These puzzles are driving me insane!)
The deuce - a pair? Or two of a kind?
Could we use science for the "classish," to find?
Wait - could the deuce be something with "2" on it?
(I sound like I'm rambling, I must now be honest.)
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You have now come quite far,
As two major steps now are:
Classic becomes midget, and too
The deuce is instead a pair, or two.
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One more thing I must say,
The classish is scientific in every way.
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Class as in the taxonomic order?
So are we looking for species? Genus? Order?
Or family maybe, or kingdom, or phylum?
The midget - a real one? In an asylum?
A pair...homophone? As in pare? Or pear?
Or maybe two of something, that we might dare?
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The classish is from taxonomy
But it's not really a class, you see.
It's none of those other ones, either,
In fact, it might not really be there.
The midget is a famous guy,
But not real, instead FSEI.
The pair is two of something, yes,
But have a sense of joinedness.
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A pair - might they be Siamese twins?
Are they people, in any case? As for within
taxonomy, the class - is it a subclass?
Or subphylum, subsomething...this question I ask?
The midget - is he from the me-
dia? Entertainment? Perhaps Mini-Me?
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The pair is of people, but not Siamese;
Or twins either; no, not these.
The taxonomic group is not super,
Or sub, infra, micro, parv, magn, or duper!
And a midget isn't really him;
You should look for a synonym.
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For midget, perhaps a term PC?
"Little person"? Or dwarf? Any of these?
The people - are they a famous duo?
A pair of siblings? Is that true-o?
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One of the next steps you did say;
The midget is a dwarf hurray!
The people are a famous twain,
But not siblings that would cause pain.
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The people - are they happily married?
Are they in the tabloids, which are quite scary?
Are they alive? And the dwarf, ask I might,
Is it one of the seven who hung out with Snow White?
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The people are a couple, true,
But no longer alive; boo-hoo.
And if you're a Harry Potter fan,
This is your warning and your ban;
$poylers may soon lie ahead,
That will keep you awake in bed.
The dwarf is not one of seven,
Or nine, or ten, or eleven;
He is part of a larger crowd;
To guess at the number, you are allowed.
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The number - more than ten? Fifty? A hunderd?
Is this a famous group, I wonder?
The couple - are they the two of fame
In Kaylee's complete username?
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The number is between fifty and ten,
The group is of famous dwarf men;
Although some knowledge is required
If a solution is desired.
(Do not be terribly distressed;
In both your cases it's possessed.)

The couple are Nymphadora and Remus,
And so it now would clearly seem as
If you've found one crucial key;
The named magic deuce refers to Kaylee.
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Oh wow - the answer may have just reached
My head - this odd knowledge to me unteached.

Yes, I know that's not a word.
But "untaught" was not a rhyme - absurd!


The dwarves - in LOTR are they seen?
If so, would "dwarf" refer to me?
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oh, hurray, a puzzle with me in it! I love being in puzzles :-D Bet the dwarf is Balin! (If not, why not???)
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You are correct, and it is true
That the dwarf, Balin, refers to you.
The classish is an issue, though,
Can you figure it out? I think so.
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Is the classish Hominid?
For LTPF'ers, they are the trend
I know I'm not rhyming well
But just maybe that'll end the puzz-el?
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The classish is not Hominidae;
Or any family, okay?
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Well, I suppose it'll have to be all right,
But I suppose it's one of the LTPF whose name we must write?
I'm looking around and classish don't see there,
And I'm also wondering if about my puzzle anyone else cares.
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Has the classish to do Latin with
Or else just a name, like 'Dillywhopper Smith?'
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Does "classish" mean sort of "class"?
Or are you a pain in the .... striped sea bass?
You know what I'm saying?
But with no delaying,
I'll ask, oh no I will not pass.

Is the "class" that "classish" is like,
objects similar and alike?
Or students who learn from a teacher?
Or maybe at Sunday school from the preacher?
Or perhaps it's the time that they study?
Or students who graduated together- best buddies?
Maybe it's from The Ohio State?
Class from the year nineteen hundred and eight?
Or perhaps "class" refers to a social relation?
Like high class, low class, or those on psychiatric medication?
Or is it class as in what a tacky person lacks?
Or an airline accomodation, first class, middle or back?
Or is it the biological phrase?
That comes in between phylum and order in the classification maze?
Or maybe it's class as it relates to math or stats?
And by the way, I loved the Balin clue, namesake of Matt's.
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"Class" refers to biology,
But this IS NOT a class, you see;
I scrundishly thought that it was a class,
And relevant is the striped sea bass.
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Could it be "fish"? Another type
Of animals, with spots or stripes?
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Slight sea bass is a relevant thingum?
I was only using it as a euphemism?
But ok, is it Kingdom Animalia?
Or phylum chordota, or morinidae, it's biological "familia"?
Or maybe it's order perciformes?
Or genus morone or species M. saxitilis?
I don't know if that rhymes, my Latin isn't strong.
But am I right or have I been guessing in vain all day long?
Is it specifically the striped sea bass that matters?
Or fish in general, or animals not used in cake batters?
Or perhaps it is the stripes?
Or things in the sea, oh I must gripe?
What you thought was a class, was it a real classification?
If so, did the striped sea bass really belong to it, and when you found out did you get constipation?
Did you think the "class" was composed of all things in the sea?
Like whales, phytoplankton, and bacteria in fish pee?
Or perhaps I am entirely wrong
In which case could you sing a song?
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oops, that should begin with "striped sea bass"
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Gregory, it seems that you are too late;
Balin got it first, sealing your fate.
It's a paraphyletic group, and, as you wish,
I'll skip straight to the next part; it just means fish.
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Could the fish possibly be,
If you like, the elusive Gourami?
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The fish is not Gourami, no,
And to move on, you need to know
That this connection is quite odd;
It also somewhat relates to something that could make this line rhyme, if I were to say it.
A language you must also seek,
But I'm not going to rhyme this time either, at the risk of giving too much away. :P
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Does the connection odd
Relate simply to God?
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What about Chris Dodd?
Or a nod, plod, or pod?
Does prod, quad, or rod matter?
And would scrod, shod, or sod be mad as a hatter?
Or maybe it's a squad that helps?
Like a firing squad, that makes death row yelp?
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Or would the fish be cod,
Though to relate it to LTPF is odd
As I'm not sure where to find
Fish and chips in a bind
Except my own puzzle here
Which was a neologism, it's clear.
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God is the connection, it's true,
But on the LTPF, this relates to who(m)?

(Darn you, grammar rules!)
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The God on the LTPF, it is true,
Would be the Admin, or perhaps
Woubit (drop the mr., I must do)
Who is the most woubit-y of puzzlers, so
My guess, I suppose not so out of the blue
Is either Paul Sloane, or Woubit, which one's true?
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The God is not Woubit or Paul,
But the true God, "I AM," All in All.
The question: how does this relate
To fish? This next step is your fate.
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I wonder, ere we religions debate
(I'm a Christian, though, by the way, mate)
Tell me, is it true,
The "Jesus fish" do
Have something to do with this puzzle's fate?

I can't remember any other name
For this fish of sticker'd fame
Which my college group pastor
Said made his car faster
He kept it on the dashboard next to his name.
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You are so close to the end, so you
Should find the answer that is true:
Which LTPF member relates
To this famous fish of fate?
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The only one that I can tell
Might be the answer is...Noel?
(I'm thinking of Christmas,
And hoping that this must
Be OTRT, er, um...well?)
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Noel it is not, but a hint here is:
You're looking for the fish's appearance.
(Well, not its shape, but rather
What's on it matters.)
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What's on the fish - do you mean the name
"Jesus"? It's an outline - relevant to this game?
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"Jesus" is sometimes on it, true,
But another word sometimes is too;
This is what you seek,
and it's also [xxx],
But this other word refers to who(m)?

(The xxx rhymes, but I'm not revealing what it is.)
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The only other car fish of which I can think,
Tends to raise a mighty controversial stink.
It's two fish, one "Truth", that is swallowing seen,
A fish labelled "Darwin" - is this what you need?
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Balin, you're working so hard on this one
That I don't want to $poil your fun.
But will give this tip about the fish:
That not every Christian speaks English.
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Darwin? No, that's not the one,
And I don't want to $poil your fun,
But Noel's got it, so you will see:
A language is necessary.
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A language - is it Euro-spoken
In a place with English broken?
Or is it Asian? African?
A dead one? From the Vatican?
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The language is from Europe, yes;
Which one is it? Well, try to guess!
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Is it Spanish? French? Or Greek?
Perhaps Italian's what we seek?
Or maybe Swedish, German too,
Norwegian, Finnish, I ask you?
Or Danish, Dutch, or Irish then?
Russian maybe? (When will this end?)
It could be Polish, maybe Swiss,
Or Portuguese - well, hit or miss?
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The third one is the one you seek;
The language is quite indeed Greek.
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Is it "IHS" we felt?
Or "Christ," "Messiah," something else?
Wait - IHS, if that it is,
Then anagrams to user "ISH"!
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"IHS" is not it, no way!
This does not refer to Jesus anyway;
It's instead a very common word
That you may very well have heard.
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Does it refer to God at all?
Or to a char'cteristic? Qual-
ity? Like "Love"? Or "Truth"? Or such?
Have these questions now come to much?
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The word is a common concrete noun,
That refers to something you've already found.
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Does it refer to just a fish?
Or something 'bout a car, I wish?
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Something 'bout a car? You wish!
This word is the Greek word for fish!
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So the word we seek is "ichthys" then,
Or however it's spelled, with keys or pen?
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"Ichthys" is the word, it's true,
But this word then refers to who(m)?
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Icthys, Wiki says, is the Jesus fish word
And who among LTPFers has Jesus their Lord?
Well me for one, but not literally, I think
Peter was the fisherman to whom Jesus did speak.

So then I'll suggest without delay
That LTPF's Peter365 to go's the way?
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It's not too hard to this perceive
As referring to those who believe.
But this is a dead end, I say!
You might not want to go this way;
Ichthys relates not to the creature,
But to the word's one certain feature.
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Is the feature of the word
Related to consonants absurd?
Or vowels? The "y"? The alphabet Greek?
Or is it something else we seek?
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For Icthys, is the way to go
The word's string of letters show
An acrostic? For the article here
Believes it symbolizes such, it's clear.
Are we looking for an acrostic name?
Or someone with a God-like claim to fame?
On this group, that'd be the Mods?
Or woubit, whose fame I do applaud.
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Have you this symbol never seen?
Or (pardon me if I seem mean),
Having never connected these,
Are you guessing blindly, like a breeze?

Find the picture of this fish,
And then you might fulfill my wish
Of guessing rightly who it is,
And then I might call you a whiz!
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Fish - Gourami? That might be
The answer, very simply.
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I believe, Balin, friend,
That at one point to try and end
This puzzle, I guessed Gourami myself
And Whirligig put my guess on the shelf.
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Ah yes, you did: so please ignore
That question of mine just before.
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I have seen this symbol often before
Most usually in C28 (The Christian store)
It's drawn with two arcs, that much is true
However, where you're leading, I haven't a clue.
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It does not seem alright to me
To solve puzzles I already know
That said, I do begin to see
The host's frustration justly shows.

Thus I hope that it's ok
To point you back where to go.
Open your eyes; look closer today
At the things you already know.

Miss Kaylee has produced a link.
Look closer, what do you see?
Or barring that, go and seek:
Ichthys does hold the key.
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Since Noel has kindly said it,
And you've probably read it,
A HINT this is to you;
Now you know what to do.
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It looks rather twisty, it's true,
So might it be a whirligig, aka you?
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No, you're wrong again, so next
You should focus more on the text.
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Do any of the letters we need?
An I C H, or Y S T?
Or all of them, in negative space
Will we finally find our place?
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You need an I and Y, and yet
It's much more complicated than that.
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Are vowels relevant? If so,
I still don't know which way to go.
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Maybe Google will help now;
But if no Google is your vow,
Then more than vowels you must seek,
But all the consonants are Greek!
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So do we need the alphabet
That is in Greek? Then are we set?
Is one particular Greek letter
To this puzzle, quite much better?
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Of fish I now intend to speak,
And alphabets - both ours and Greek.

First, to help you find your plaice,
"Ichthys" is in upper case.

Next, its letters we assemble
And study what they most resemble.

Iota - smallest of the fry -
In Greek and Roman looks like "I".

Chi, among the English speakers,
Marks the spot for treasure seekers.

Theta - try to comprehend
A football standing on its end.

Upsilon is a suggestion
Of a simple one-word question.

Sigma, as one plainly sees,
Is singularly at its ease.

Now, my friends, you know at that
More than did the parson's cat.*

*There once was a parson of Kew
Who kept a pet cat in his pew.
He taught it to speak
Alphabetical Greek,
But it never got further than "mu".
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Thank you Woubit, for your rhymes;
I have the answer this time.

Iota - that becomes an I
And X is just the shape of "chi".

Theta looks like O, and my!
Upsilon resembles Y!

Sigma "E", and spell it out,
The answer is now about.

This one user is "Ixoye",
Whose name I cannot pronounce.
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yay! As to my turns-out-to-be-not-so-helpful hint, it was trying to point you back to the Wikipedia article Kaylee linked to, which includes the answer you just gave in its very first line. It's amazing what we all look right past if it's in parenthesis. =)

Sorry, no rhymes for me today. Not feeling 100% today.
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Don't feel bad, Noel, in fact,
I missed the link entirely.

I know that doesn't rhyme, but that's
The consequences of having to be up early for an 8 AM class morning.
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I feel silly now, I guess,
But I bow to Woubit's awesomeness
And thank him sincerely for his rhyming post
For had he not said it, my brain would be toast.
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Well, it looks like it's $poiling time,
But for "SPOILER" I can't find a good rhyme!
So I will now this trouble mend
By simply calling this

**********THE END**********

Thanks to you all for getting it,
Even if the last part was hard as ... well, never mind.

And now let's recap once again:
They're all LTPF members, and then
The title "Dizzy" was a clue;
Whirligig was what it led to,

But you this other hint did not take,
Although it was no piece of cake,
And now, an ending rhyme I'll try:
Happy puzzling, and goodbye!
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A fun versponse, Whirligig!
Though posts reached numbers really big.
(I'm still unsure just how to say
Ixoye's name in the correct way.)
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As to pronunciation of IXOYE, I *think* the pronunciation IS actually "ichthys" or "ichthus," based on the greek letters that are represented.

I = [I]ota
X = [CH]i --> I think the "ch" sound here is more like a "k" to our ears
O = [TH]eta
Y = [U]psilon
E = [S]igma
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Until I figured out the connection, I always thought of it as "icks-oy." I don't know how he wants it pronounced, but I don't really think it matters.
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What! Do you live in the sticks, boy?
Seven times never say "icks-oy".

If you're inclined to say "ick-thus"
You might be hit with a brick - thus

To avoid needing several stitches
Just say, as our fathers said, "ich-this".
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oh, so it really is a "ch" sound and not a "k"? So much harder to say!
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Well that's true for the Greek word, but I don't know how he wants the name pronounced, since it uses Latin letters that merely bear a superficial resemblance to their Greek counterparts.

I would go into a detailed explanation of the pronunciation if this board supported IPA characters.

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