From: Edgar Krentz (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 04:55:32 EST
>In a message dated 2/10/99 6:26:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
><< Dan Oglesby wrote;
> >I was kinda wondering...
> >Does the letter W have any numerical value in any of the
> > >>
>I have a Greek Grammar by Goodwin & Gulick. It says that vau or digamma was
>equivalent to w. Which does happen to represent the number "6." In fact,
>after I got to looking, they tell me how to count at least up to 100,000 using
>Greek characters for numerals. I didn't think to look here before I asked at
>the first, but thanks for all your help anyway.
>William (Little Greek) Boyd
>Royal Palm Beach, Fl.
Please note that digamma in appearance looks like a capital F! It was
sounded like the English w. It ddid not in any way replace or equal an
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