When my students discovered phonetics
And that speaking involves much kinetics,
They cried: “So much hustle
Moving tendon and muscle!”
So they gladly embraced speech synthetics.
—Algo V. Terbi
There once was a student of Quechua
Whose adviser advised her, “Now get you a
Look at expressing
Emphatic and guessing,”
To which she replied, “Oh, you bet you-a!”
Some say that my tongue’s analytic;
Of this view you will find me a critic,
For head markings abound
And often I’ve found
That subjects mark tense with a clitic.
Old Tolkien has quite a high standing
For conlangs that meet tastes demanding.
But all that he wrought
Shows “tone ilk” he’s not,
All an’grams thereof notwithstanding.
That family restaurant
Serves my favorite chocolate snack,
With hot syncope sauce.
Speech variation are
Markovs from use