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Conlang Poetry, was Re: language change

From:Brad Coon <bradandjen@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2000, 5:38
> I can see certain meters being easier for some languages, or even
> word!). Haiku would certainly be easier for a language like Jarrda (or
> Rhyming becomes more challenging with a limited vocabulary, but that's
It might be well to remember that rhyme and meter are far from universals of poetry. I have seen some arguments to the contrary and don't follow either side very closely, but the last I heard it was generally agreed that rhyme was not a feature of any New World poetry. For that matter, one could argue that poetry itself is not a universal concept. Not sure I want to go there but I have heard some very well-reasoned arguments that Art is not universal either, principally dividing into what is art and what is decoration. As for Haiku, impossible in Nova! Just my 2 cents, -- Brad Coon (My conlang and conculture pages) If its tourist season, why can't we shoot them?