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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
pattern emerges.

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.



And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>