March 21, 2005

Историческая дисгармония

Languages select meters in which their entire vocabularies are usable in the greatest variety of ways... For historical, cultural, or other reasons languages may have meters that fall short of naturally accommodating all their words. [Hanson & Kiparsky 1996 Parametric Theory of Poetic Meter]

"Под небом рождается слишком мало существ, чьи желания имеют какое-то значение!"