Wednesday, December 30, 2015

goodbye to all that...

"Case endings will gradually free themselves from their demeaning position and shine once more in their ancient glory. Bit by bit they will separate themselves from the roots of nouns and become what they were at the beginning -- the invocation of demons. The roots of nouns will loose their significance and be pronounced more and more quietly, until they will eventually become extinct. All that will remain in language are the former endings and people will realize that all the rest is actually superfluous. All that will be heard in the quiet of the halls is the rustling of curtains in the draft and the dreadful names of demons that we now call declension endings."
-"The Other City" by Michal Ajvaz

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