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== my adminship==
Hey, my adminship expires soonish. Please see my call for re-election [[Wikipǣdia:Bēna tō and fram bewitendhāde|here]]. [[biliþ:Benmoreandflower.JPG|border|38px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#262" size="3px">[[user:Gottistgut|Ƿes hāl!]]</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[biliþ:Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg|border|38px]] 22:21, 11 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
 
== Socrates ==
 
I did indeed create the article to wipe out vandalism. I disagree though with the macrons.
 
In Greek the first vowel is an omega (long in Ancient Greek but short in Modern Greek, as indeed the ''o'' in Socrates is short in Modern English). The second, alpha, may be long or short in Greek. However the usages of Greek are not relevant to how the name would have been pronounced in Englisc. There is no evidence that macrons were written on foreign names, and specifically on the name of Socrates which as far as I am aware does not appear in any text. Adding marks without any basis for them cannot be right. [[User:Hogweard|Hogweard]] ([[User talk:Hogweard|talk]]) 23:23, 3 Blōtmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
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