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Re: poetry

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Monday, May 7, 2001, 8:18
On 6 May, Daniel44 wrote:

>I'm wondering, how is the word/concept 'poetry' expressed in other >languages?
In my conlang, rtemmu, it would be "rtemmutahfo" rtem = unit of meaning -mu = dynamic system of (thus: rtemmu = language) -tahfo = developing in beauty thus poetry = a dynamic system of meanings, developing in beauty. As for natlangs, in Israeli Hebrew, poetry is called /Sira/. A /Sir/ can be either a song or a piece of written/spoken poetry. (And, IMNSHO, not every song that blasts from loudspeakers these days is "poetry"!! ;-) ) There is another form, /pijut/, which is used mainly for poetry of a religious nature. My dictionary gives the origin of /pijut/ as coming from the Greek "poietes". Dan Sulani -------------------------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.