Scholar: By virtue of what kind of designation would it have its name?
Teacher: Perhaps these names are not the result of designation. They are owed to a naming in which the nameable, the name and the named occur altogether.
Scientist: What you just said about naming is unclear to me.
Scholar: Probably that is connected with the nature of words. >
Scientist: However, what you noted about designation, and about the fact that there is nothing nameless, is clearer to me.
Scholar: Because we can test it in the case of the name releasement.
Teacher: Or have tested it already.
Scientist: How so?
Teacher: What is it that you designated by the name releasement?
Scientist: If I may say so, not I but you have used this name.
Teacher: I, as little as you, have done the designating.
Scholar: Then who did it? None of us?
Teacher: Presumably, for in the region in which we stay everything is in the best order only if it has been no one's doing.
Scientist: A mysterious region where there is nothing for which to be answerable.
Teacher: Because it is the region of the word, which is answerable to itself alone.
Scholar: For us it remains only to listen to the answer proper to the word.
Teacher: That is enough; even when our telling is only a retelling of the answer heard . . .