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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, usually. Thus: 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 semivowel. I have never heard of such a system being used, but perhaps I'm merely ignorant. ~Wright.