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
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
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.