Poetry in Conlangs (was Irritating word puzzle)
|From:||Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 25, 1999, 2:40|
For some time I was thinking how poetry would be in Hangkerimce (and now I
wonder how it would be in Chleweyish).
First, I'm not a poet, but I like to write and I have a couple of pieces I
dare to show. I usually write free verse, where the image is more important
than the meter or the rhyme, but that's not the case of most Hangkerim
Well: that is my excuse (beside lack of vocabulary) I cannot give any
example of Hangkerim poetry.
After Hangkerimce is a tonal language most poetry follows a tonal rythm,
syllabic meter and vowel rhyme (vowels after last stressed syllabe are the
same). Canonic poetry uses full rhyme, and there are a lot of popular
pieces with no rhyme but strong tonal rythm.
Chleweyish follows the Chleweiness conception of "ignore meter, rhyme and
rythm and focus on semantic twisters".
-- Carlos Th