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  • I'm dubious about some of his ideas, particularly that delan'e is "a possible misprint or variant for delanie" (I'm curious to know what Russian readers make of his insistence that "I cannot imagine that Shklovsky, in the context of enstrangement (ostranenie, itself a verbal noun, that is, the act of enstranging) would ever speak of 'experiencing a made thing' delan'e, a substantive"—the implication that delanie is any less a substantive is of course absurd), but I love this sort of picking of linguistic nits.

    languagehat.com: TRANSLATING SHKLOVSKY.

  • delan'e and delanie mean very much the same, but the former is slightly more colloquial and the latter is more archaic.

    languagehat.com: TRANSLATING SHKLOVSKY.

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