Wednesday, September 3
A hapax legomenon is a word that occurs only once in a written body of language, and is therefore difficult to define. They have historically acted as signatures internal to the work itself: Shakespeare's works contain a similar percentage of hapax legomena not found elsewhere in his work, something that would be difficult for a forger to duplicate. It's like how the writer uses the structure of the text to leave his mark on it, like a tattoo or a birthmark, something that is a unique biological mark on it's body. Create your own aleatoric useless objects here.