What’s in a (Russian) name?

Nov 23, 2011 by

[All names below are presented in the transliteration, rather than the more traditional English spelling] This post is in response to a question by John Cowan in connection with an earlier post that mentioned the Russian system of...

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On feet and meter

Apr 8, 2011 by

No, this is not a post about units of measuring distance! In linguistic terminology, a “foot” refers to syllabic (or prosodic, or metric) unit. Metric feet combine to create a “meter”, a sequence of stressed...

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