Mura Vey (mura_vey) wrote,
Mura Vey

What's that? Syntactic change

Lookes it not like the king?

Is it not like the King?

In what particular to worke, I know not

O let me not thinke of it

Why then saw you not his face?

What say you?

Что это? Русские двоечники, пишущие сочинения по-английски?
Нет, это Шекспир. (Shakespeare, W.: The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet)

Еще у Шекспира встречается замечательная неизменяемая форма methinks (на разных стадиях развития в английском существовали также формы meseems и melikes):

[371]My father, methinks I see my father.
[762]But soft, methinks I sent the morning air...
[1939]The Lady doth protest too much methinks.
[2065]Methinks it is like a Wezel.
[3420]But yet methinks it is very soultry and hot, for my complexion.

Methinks - это просто перевод IMHO на язык Шекспира.

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