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Re: Hiatus in Artlangs

From:Elliott Lash <al260@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 21:19
 Do the Japanese create haiku by swallowing

 In fact there are many examples of "syllable swallowing" in
 Japanese haiku. For example:

   Haru no yo ya
Spring Night
   Komorido yukashi
The admirable person is praying
  Doo no sumi
In the corner of the temple.

 In this poem there are two instances of syllable dropping:
   yo "night" = yoru
   komorido = komori "staying in a temple"  +  hito "person"

Another frequent change is seen in:
  Utaoo mono o
   I would like to sing something
  Sakura chiru
   Cherry blossoms are falling.

Utaoo "I would like to sing"  =
 utawa "sing" + mu "speakers wish"

I'm not sure if this consititutes a syllable change
since utaoo still has four syllables to the best
of my knowledge.