Re: Poetic Devices (was: YAC: Widse -- a conlang based on Ygyde)
|From:||Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 27, 2003, 20:22|
Steg Belsky cuendalve:
>Anyond else have any distinctive poetic
>devices in their conlangs?
I made one up about ten minutes ago, but I have no idea how original it
is. It goes by what I call "word rhythm", which is a combination of
stress and sonority patterns, and it only concerns the first word or two,
Kameri Vardail bavo sulre im.
Dameno ik mehu fekin ri vot.
That translates to "Vaults of Varda stand above me. / [They] Accept my
damp head into them." (I didn't claim it made sense.)
The sonority doesn't have to match perfectly, of course, which is why
there's a voiced plosive with an unvoiced one and a nasal with a
I have never heard of such a system being used, but perhaps I'm merely