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Re: German language game [was: Newbie Delurking ...]

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Friday, November 16, 2001, 16:33
At 10:00 AM -0500 11/16/01, Muke Tever wrote:
>From: "Henrik Theiling" <theiling@...> >> Dirk wrote: >> > >flausch-hausch-le-fausch ig-hig-le-fig e-he-le-fe blau-hau-le-fau >> > >e-he-le-fe Aff-haff-le-faff en-hen-le-fen. >> > >> > Hmmm. Is "flau-hau-le-fau schi-hi-le-fi ge-he-le-fe ... A-ha-le-fa >> > fen-hen-le-fen" also possible? >> >> I think it is. I did it without thinking. Now that you say it, your >> version seems more reasonable. However, there must be a reason for me >> not splitting at syllable breaks. > >Probably because the morpheme breaks feel more relevant?
I'm curious about this as well. I've been doing a little bit of reading in Germanic prosody: an article on the Norwegian stress-quantity interdependence, and an article on the orthography of the Ormulum -- an Early Middle English text (the author contends that the orthography can be understood from the vantage point of a particular theory of prosody).
>Like, in English it'd be easier to say "fuzz-huzz-le-fuzz y-hy-le-fy" than >"fuh-huh-le-fuh zy-hy-le-fy", and "fuz-huz-le-fuz zy-hy-le-fy" is cheating. > >(But syllable breaks in English are an anomaly, I don't know if it's as bad in >German...)
Anomalous only under a particular set of assumptions ... Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead; therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle