[Spellyans] gulas nef
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Apr 24 19:30:11 BST 2012
Who's showing off his new musical programme then?
On 24 Ebr 2012, at 18:13, Eddie Climo wrote:
> On 2012 Ebr 24, at 16:00, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
>> …I have in fact been reading this as a seven-beat line.
> And I think you're quite right to do so, Ken. The main metrical
> consideration is not tne number of syllables, but the beat. As I
> think best in terms of music notation, this example should clarify
> my point:
> Here we clearly have a 7-beat 'bar'—or line—of the poem, which
> contains 8 'notes'—or syllables. In it we see the word 'gulas'
> pronounced with the rhythm of the so-called 'Scots snap', a well-
> known rhythmical feature which could just as well be called the
> 'Kernewek snap', as it's found in quite a few Cornish disyllables
> with terminal stress (one of them being 'gulas').
> Eddie Climos
> ps. I apologise that my music typesetting software is not Unicode
> savvy enough to let me use 'yogh'.
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