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Re: Tone Rhyme (was: POETRY/TRANS.: 2 poems & "googogigglabyte")

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, July 18, 2002, 0:20
On Wed, 17 Jul 2002 18:50:01 -0400 Muke Tever
<alrivera@...> writes:
> From: Steg Belsky > >Hmmm... talking of Chinese poetry, does anyone know > >if there's such a thing as "tone rhyme" in tone (static > >or contour) languages? So, for instance, instead of > >rhyming lines by having them end in the same sequence > >of consonants and/or vowels, they would end in the same > >sequence of tones?
> Would this be much different from meter in English? > *Muke!
- Well, meter tracks stress, right? The kind of system i'm thinking of would be tracking the pitches of the tones. So instead of having a meter system that looks like this, for instance: ---!---!---!-- You could have a tone-based rhyme couplet that goes: .......(something)....../\~ .......(something)....../\~ Or, something closer to meter would be a poetic system based on tone tunes, so for instance each line needed to follow a pattern like: \__/~//\~_\\ or something. -Stephen (Steg) "there is darkness all around us"