Re: Language Change
|Date:||Thursday, January 6, 2000, 21:25|
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> Behalf Of Patrick Dunn
> Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2000 11:54 PM
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> Subject: Re: language change
> On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:
> > > This, paradoxically, can de-emphasize the importance of rhyme
> > I don't see why that would be a paradox - poetry involves things that
> > aren't part of prose. If rhymes occur all the time, it would lose its
> > significance.
> *nods* I meant that it seems, at first glance, somewhat of a paradox.
> But of course it stands to reason (and that, btw, is I believe the
> textbook explanation of forms like the sestina -- when many words end in
> -o or -e, it's not very impressive to rhyme them). :)
Hmm. Maybe I don't know the textbook definition of rhyme, but it seems odd
to me to
say all words ending in -o, etc., rhyme, at least when the -o is unstressed.
E.g., <postino> and <andiamo> would never strike me as rhyming.