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Politically Correct Spelling?Edit

Why is it DaiMon is spelled with an "i" and the "m" capitalized? In the original scripts of DS9 it's spelled as "Damon". I want to know where an official citing can be found for this method of spelling and whether in fact it is the *actual* spelling or that of an alternative (or even a mistaken alternative). Whether or not the two spellings are conflicting, it'd be interesting nonetheless to find out the origins of both spellings, and even perhaps including both int his article.

I also found this interesting in my search for the answer from NationMaster.com, although not specifically related the the issue at hand:

The words daemon and daimon, sometimes dæmon, are Latinized spellings of Greek δαιμων, used purposely today to distinguish the daemons of Greek mythology, good or malevolent "supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes", from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, "a malignant spirit that can seduce, afflict, or possess humans."

--BloodMalice 01:07, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

The original scripts of DS9? As the article itself makes clear, this term goes back to TNG: "The Last Outpost".
"Damon" is undoubtebly a typo or mispelling in the DS9 script you saw. The Star Trek Encyclopedia spells it "DaiMon", and it almost certainly gets its spelling from the original TNG script. StarTrek.com spells it "DaiMon" - [1]. Every licensed book (novels and reference books) I've seen spells it "DaiMon".– Cleanse 01:49, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Alright, good enough for me. Just wanted to see some good sources on the matter :) --BloodMalice 15:25, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

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