>Other related instruments are the Turkish qanun, ....
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Euclid, geometric pops, as it were, wrote a treatise called 'The Cutting of
the Canon,' where he demonstrated the pythagorean ratios of intervals by
moving a bridge under a single string and measuring the legths of the two
string-sections producing the desired interval. The kanon, the tool used
here, would have been much like a one-stringed psatery or koto. It would
seem that this Greek word (kavwvos or kano[long o]nos) migrated into
Turkish, much as the name 'Istanbul' migrated from Greek into Turkish long
ago enough so that it was considered a Turkish replacement for the Greek
'Constantinople' after Turkish independence was won.
I hope that at least two other listers may have found this of inerest -- Jim?
Insanity is hereditary ...
You get it from your kids.