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Poetry is hard (was: RE: language change)

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2000, 2:42
Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...> wrote:

> Interesting. Would it then be accurate to say that > in a given lang, the features which are important to > poetry are those which are the hardest to manipulate > in that lang? (sort of a "creative challenge theory" of poetry?)
I really like that theory. I'll have to test it -- not right now since I'm getting asleep, but soon. The most difficult part of Draseléq I've found is to produce some comparative and causative chains, like "I'm so tired that I can't talk"; worse, the lang seems to be mutating towards a more analytic shape, with scattered clauses. Really complicated chains of events are hard in Draseléq (they are hard in English, for that matter, but you *can* structure them). --Pablo Flores