Typology and verse-forms
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 11:51|
I was wondering whether there was any correlation between the typology of a
language and the verse-forms it employs. I'll start a list of languages.
Please contribute with corrections and additions, and we'll see if any
Language Mechanism Word order Verse-form
Modern English Mixed SVO Stress-based feet
French Mixed SVO Syllable counting
Latin Inflecting SOV Length-based feet
Japanese Agglutinating SOV Syllable counting
Hebrew Inflecting VSO Parallelism
Historical Germanic Inflecting SVO Alliterative verse
Please stick to natlangs for the time being. We can discuss implications
for our conlangs later.