LINGUIST List 26.5398
Thu Dec 03 2015
FYI: Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Parody Version)
Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>
Dave Sayers <dave.sayers
Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Parody Version) E-mail this message to a friend
I circulated this poem of mine last year, but rather late in December. I'm re-circulating it this year, with a few little tweaks, in better time for Christmas. Please feel free to share!
Twas the night before Christmas in the ivory tower,
Not a creature was stirring at the midnight hour,
Twas a problem for linguists who live to hear sounds,
Consonants, vowels (open or round).
We linguists were nestled all snug in our beds,
While visions of fricatives danced in our heads.
Snug in our gowns and our four-cornered caps,
We pondered enigmas like bilabial taps...
(Continues here: https://www.academia.edu/9856733/
Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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