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Ranger

Not reductive at all; very enlighghghtening ;-)

I guess three is overkill, eh?

Shisa


It is megacool what a couple of letters will do...

Thank you, Carol, for posting letters to your blog.
Write ME one and you are sure as hell going into Pattern Recognition :)

Carol

The conversation continues:
> >
> > In a message dated 3/2/2005 1:52:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >Shisa writes:
> >
> > dont you think the idea is that it is NOT lightweight with that
> > extra gh
> >
> > and not bright with the ugly (silent but glaring at you) gh

Rus says
> > The "gh" is not really silent. If the word were "light" with a silent
> > "gh", we would say "lit". To say "lite" is our modern pronunciation.
> >
> > To attempt "light" as it would have sounded way back when, is to get
> > into residue of old dialect. Was it something like we say "licked"
> > only throatier or something, the lazy thing, or the simple un-ugly
> > thing, being to just say "lite" ultimately.
> >
> > To have "lighght" is then to stress the origin, and in a way, to
> > stress the origin of "light" itself. The specific "light",
> > metaphorically, could then be, first traced back to old England or
> > Wales with the first "gh", or wherever it stemmed from; and then for
> > another "gh" to go back just as far in language, as if looking at the
> > light from a star, we were looking at the origin of language, and
> > stressing the long burnt-out star, and not the twinkle we usually see.
> >

Eliot Prufrock

Words have always been held up by invisible strings. A sentence becomes a tightrope walker, balanced on the stretched point of a perceived shared meaning.

Eliot Prufrock

This comes under strange things which security guards read, but this evening, I was reading something about figures of speech. It appears that the poem, lighght is a metaplasmic figure of speech, an epenthesis, to be exact.

cryststal

now, i'm not trying to bash on this poem or anything. know what i'm saying? but what is so peotic about this poem? there's nothing genuine about it. my little brother could have written that.then again, that is my opinion and i do have the right to it.

Carol

Cryststal~You're teasing, right? Like the double 'st' in your name isn't like refracted light or a mirror reflection or some play in a glass. Sheer poetry, beautiful language, appreciative compliment to the original.

Thanks for commenting,
Carol

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