Da Big Bad One-Word Dikshonry
Thirst for thoughtless and frivolous futilities…
Hunger for meetings fortuitous or forced…
Drawn to cascades of novel sounds ne’er ere be-eared,
And stories too.
From these converging impulses the following project compelled:
- Languages and lingos, idioms and idiolects, argots and jargons, patois and dialects
- Eked from everywhere,
- From up and down an’ north an’ south an’ east an’ west an’ air an’ earth an’ water
- As many as can be, a firebrand of dancing tongues,
- Living, alive or barely breathing, or unctuously moribund and thrilling to the ears of single specialists
So, sounds – zounds! – signs…
A couple of wo… – no, not words, but… images? sensations?
Rolled out on all these tongues,
To start, I choose:
- Stairs (or ladder)
- Tickle-tickle (or ickle-tickle)
You will find these sensation-images:
- In characters of the language in which they’re expressed
- In Latin characters
- In sounds
- An image of he/she/it that pronounced it
- Or what they – may have – conjured up to the person speaking it – a story? a proverb? a memory? a song? a poem? or ‘something’ else again?
Traduit par Simon Hamilton http://www.frogologue.com