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Posted By: CapriUni
26-Apr-02 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
LOL, Mark! I *used* to have a zither at home, but then I moved...

The way I understznd it, the main difference between zithers and lyres is that in lyres, the strings are longer than the sound box, and it's played vertically, and a zither (and autoharp) are played horizontally.

Also, "zither" is a higher scoring word in Scrabble -- in the plural, you get a 50 point bonus!