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USAGE: Latin syllables

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, June 12, 2003, 21:11
Mark J. Reed scripsit:

> "However, a stop + a liquid count as a single consonant and go with > the following vowel." There's also a note that this rule may be > broken for purposes of poetical meter, reverting to the general > "last consonant goes with the second vowel" case; thus "integrum" > could appear in a line of a poem where a light/heavy/light pattern > were called for. Seems like cheating to me, though. :)
"I don't see why poetic license should entitle a man to get something wrong." --Harold Ross, original editor of the _New Yorker_ Vulgar Latin apparently didn't have this rule: TE-ne-bras (darkness.ACC) became in Spanish te-NEb-ra. -- John Cowan "It's the old, old story. Droid meets droid. Droid becomes chameleon. Droid loses chameleon, chameleon becomes blob, droid gets blob back again. It's a classic tale." (Kryten, Red Dwarf)


David Barrow <davidab@...>