Friday, October 16, 2009

Put the Rhyme in the Syllable

If it wasn't for the internal structure of syllables, beautifully humorous poetry (the likes of below from Toothpaste for Dinner) would not be possible.




Onset...Nucleus...Coda_Onset...Nucleus...Coda_Onset...Nucleus...Coda

/p/....../o/..........Ø____Ø........./ə/.........Ø___/tr/........./i/........Ø

/n/....../o/..........Ø____Ø......../ə/..........Ø___/tr/......../i/.........Ø


2 comments:

The pale observer said...

Gotta love Toothpaste For Dinner!!! And his wife Natalie Dee.

I love your site too!

Wordacious said...

Thank you pale observer.

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