From: Bluedorn (
Date: Sat Jan 11 1997 - 17:28:43 EST

I came across this nonsense sentence:


Ph = PHI , Ks = KSI (XI) , W = OMEGA ,
Ps = PSI , Kh = KHI (CHI) , H = ETA

which the Ancient Greeks used as a copyhead

`UPOGRAMMA (compare 1Peter 2:21)

for teaching the alphabet because it used each letter only once.

Unfortunately, the source did not translate the sentence, nor give its source.

Could anyone translate this sentence?

MARPTE has something to do with seizing

SphIGKs is the Sphinx, or Throttler

KLWPs is a thief.

ZBUKhThHDON completely puzzles me.

I'm writing an Alphabetarion, and thought I'd include this, but I can't very
well do so without offering some kind of translation.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
    ...gumnadze de seauton pros eusebeian
"Now discipline yourself toward godliness."
1 Timothy 4:7

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