Andrey (azangru) wrote,


Грамматика считает, что "сапога" в "два сапога" - наследство древней формы именительного падежа двойственного числа, а "сапог" в "паре сапог" - наследство древней формы родительного падежа множественного числа. Это несмотря на то, что и в том, и в другом случае сапогов по два. Вот вам и семантика

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