In the mid 70s I bought a copy of Turco's "Book of Forms" and tried a number
of them out myself, but the Welsh prosodies are so complex, I can't even
understand them. Compared to them, analyzed rhyme is a piece of cake.
From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 1:08 PM
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Subject: Re: Not so OT?
. . . What is less often noted is that Welsh parents often
encouraged their kids to speak English rather than Welsh: this would raise
their social and economic prospects. Ironically, the most outspoken
defenders of Welsh have included some English Tories who obviously regarded
Wales as a cultural theme park where creatures spoke a strange tongue.
Similarly, Matthew Arnold's advocacy of the Celtic languages doesn't mean
that he was sympathetic to the political demands of Irish nationalists - not
by a long chalk. . . .
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