Gradient syllable weight and weight universals in quantitative metrics*

Abstract

Homeric Greek, Kalevala Finnish, Old Norse andMiddle Tamil are all languages in which weight is claimed to be exclusively binary in the poetic metrics. As I demonstrate through corpus studies of these traditions, the poets were sensitive to additional grades of weight, such that finely articulated continua of syllable weight can be inferred from… (More)

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@inproceedings{Ryan2011GradientSW, title={Gradient syllable weight and weight universals in quantitative metrics*}, author={Kevin M Ryan}, year={2011} }