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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Monday, February 22, 2016


What a translation needs to do is not just translate in a way that's semantically correct (that's what translation means, essentially), but to look at the relation between expression and meaning in the original. It is not translating form, but translating a ratio or relationship between two elements.

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