email@example.com wrote: > > [...] I'm sure I'd have lots of questions and that would open up a great multilogue (meaning a dialogue but extended to more than two views)
It pleases me to be able to report that the "di" bit of "dialogue" has nothing to do with two people. A conversation beteeen many is also a dialogue. The Greek "dia" means various things, "two" is not one of them. It is "di" (or "dis") that means two, but that is not the prefix here. It is "duologue" that means conversation between two parties.
[Meanwhile, I'm thinking "dia" = "made of", "though", etc, which is it? "Made of" I suspect, because "logos" (among other things) means "speech", so a dialogue is made of speach. Hmm... I shall check. If a linguist comes along and says otherwise it is (s)he whom you should believe, not I.]
-- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting