Poetic Devices (was: YAC: Widse -- a conlang based on Ygyde)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 27, 2003, 17:39|
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 02:52:21 +1100 Tristan <kesuari@...> writes:
> Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> >Rhyme, alliteration, prosody,
> >etc... actually none of those things are needed to make poetry.
> You realise what this means, don't you? I'm really am going to have
> to come up with something new, but to do that, I'll need to find out
> all things old, which'll require a new thread! Muahaha!
Well, Rokbeigalmki poetry sometimes makes use of a rhyme scheme called
|dagul| "swallowing", where two lines' end rhyming, except that the first
line additionally has an additional (usually syllabic) consonant. In
'true' |dagul|, the additional consonant is either the plural marker |m|
or the semi-obsolete singularity marker |n|, as in a line from an old
version of the Babel Text:
The root-repetition in the first line helps also, making this an
But, you can also have a |dagul| where the additional letter is something
|Dagul| actually developed accidentally, when i was translating the Babel
Text once. I formulated the sentence that way, and then realized that it
Anyond else have any distinctive poetic devices in their conlangs?
how does that song start again?
"it starts with / one thing / i don't know why..."