Sleeping Furiously Since 1986—Laura Ryals SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 4 Contents On the Mytholinguistic Significance of Butterflies—Mary Hadlitt-Lamb

Linguimericks, Etc.
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The syntax I studied ad verbum,
But all of the -fixes are circum-,
-positions are post-
(That irks me the most)—
Your language I daresay’s absurdum!
—Κόμμα Ο᾿Κῶλον


Morphemic, schmorphemic!
Cliticized DET-markers
Call for a theory that
Doesn’t just spin.
—Mannfrum van Tuckett


Of unstable footing young Yates
Writes verses no one tolerates:
The reason is plain,
No one need explain,
His metrical feet are not mates.
—Anonymous, the Metrical Phonologist


A student of Urdu named Linda
Came back for a break and a bender.
She knocked a sign down
And skipped out of town.
The judge just asked “Returned to Sindh, huh?”
—Pumptilian Perniquity


There was a fine linguist who wanted to sleep,
He decided that he could count sheep,
He thought about plurals,
And wallpaper florals
And soon they had all turned to
Zzzzzzz­zzzzzzz­zzzzzzz­zzzzzzz.
—Callum & Virginia


There are those who abhor IPA,
So fauxnetics iz wot mayks thair day.
Buht iz [i] awlwayz <ee>?
Wī not <ea>, <ei>, awr <ie>?
What is wrong with orthography, pray?
—Cailín na Luimní




Sleeping Furiously Since 1986Laura Ryals
On the Mytholinguistic Significance of ButterfliesMary Hadlitt-Lamb
SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 4 Contents