Poetry Index Page 1

Below is a listing of all of the poems and songs on the SpecGram website, listed alphabetically by author.

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A Authors ^


Abū Gida, α-Betty
> All hail to our muse, great Nan Tucket... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
> All linguists should share terminology... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.2 February 2016
> An /h/-droppin’ linguist in Youston... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.3 July 2015
> A linguist with many ideas anti-Chomsky... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.3 July 2014
> Mavensso quick to denunciate... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.1 January 2016
> O Copier! My Copier! Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.1 May 2017
> She’s been told he’s The Linguist Almighty... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.2 February 2017
> Short Southern vowels will get broken... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.1 January 2015
> Urging linguists to chase academia... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.2 December 2017
> A young linguist named Maudible... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.2 June 2014
 
Allen, Bryan
> Dissection Speculative Grammarian CL.1 January 2005
> A Poem Puzzle Speculative Grammarian CLXIV.1 February 2012
 
Anonymous
> An Introduction to Linguistics in Haiku Form Speculative Grammarian CLIX.4 September 2010
> ODE TO ALCUIN Speculative Grammarian CLVI.2 April 2009
> Old Man Chomsky Better Words and Morphemes I.3 May 1991
> Pull Over That æ Too Back Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.1 November 2012
> Syntax Hole Better Words and Morphemes I.3 May 1991
> There once was an X from place B Speculative Grammarian CLX.1 October 2010
> Untitled (Two asp really candies lithe eat oaves) Langue du Monde XVI.4 September 1991
> A Yonge Philologiste's First Drynkynge Poime Speculative Grammarian CL.1 January 2005
> Your Glottal Stop Better Words and Morphemes I.3 May 1991
 
Anonymous, the Backformologist
> Said a miser who sordidly mised... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.2 June 2014
 
Anonymous, the Child Language Aquisitionist
> Some triplets who live in Pará... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.3 July 2014
 
Anonymous, the Classicist Code Switcher
> Erat Romanorum dictator... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.1 May 2014
 
Anonymous, the Computational Linguist
> A comp’tational linguist of Boston... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.3 March 2015
 
Anonymous, the Formal Semanticist
> There once was an X from place B... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.3 March 2014
 
Anonymous, the Metrical Phonologist
> Of unstable footing young Yates... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.4 December 2014
 
Anonymous, the Prosodologist
> There was a young man of Japan... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.1 January 2014
 
Anonymous, the Speech Pathologist
> A man who lisped said to me: “Wunθ... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.2 February 2015
 
Auld-Boomah, Krotchet E.
> Now They’re Killing Grammatical Distinctions Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.4 October 2018
 

B Authors ^


Bell, Leonidas Jefferson
> Ode to Cows Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.ο Mid-October 2016
 
Bernstein-Hodson, Thomas Basil Callan
> O Socio, Socio! Wherefore art thou Socio? Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.4 March 2013
 
Bleackley, Pete
> Always remember that case... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.1 January 2017
> As fond as I am of linguini... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.3 November 2015
> At the end of a hard working day... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.4 April 2015
> Conlanging I know not a thing on... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.1 May 2015
> Doctor Johnson, as quick as a wink... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.2 October 2015
> An Englishman, hitting the bottle... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.1 September 2015
> A fear that I get shortly after... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.3 July 2015
> A field linguist fears there are bugs... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.2 June 2016
> The hazard of writing a triolet... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.4 April 2016
> I know a conlanger who screams... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.1 May 2016
> I often get trapped in the bath... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.4 August 2015
> I taught a gorilla to sign... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.1 January 2016
> I wish I’d ne’er taken the task... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.2 February 2017
> I’ve just heard a polyglot moan... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.1 September 2016
> A limerick, weighed ounce for ounce... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.2 June 2017
> A linguist went out on a bender... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.4 October 2018
> A linguist with whom I did sup... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.4 December 2016
> Some say that my tongue’s analytic... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.3 March 2016
> A test of your linguistic bottle... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.3 March 2017
> There once was a linguist called Noam... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.2 October 2014
> There once was a neogrammarian... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.4 August 2016
> There once was a scholar named Gandhi... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.4 April 2014
> There once were some NLP nerds... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.4 August 2014
> There was an old fellow from SIL... Speculative Grammarian CLXVIII.4 December 2013
> *Twinkle, twinkle, little star... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
> Van Orman Quine may think he’s funny... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.2 April 2018
> We follow a simple template... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.1 November 2017
> When Roget first wrote his Thesaurus... Speculative Grammarian CLXVIII.2 October 2013
> Your grammar and morals are lax... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.3 March 2015
 
Bosch, Homonymus
> There was a young man from St. Paul... Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.3 February 2013
> A Tutor who tooted the flute... Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.3 February 2013
> Two Poemes from the Archivium Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.3 February 2013
 
Bouchard, Virginia
> Aye wants when too college at Skidmore... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.3 May 2018
> “Is this your book?” a Welshman did pry... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.3 November 2014
> There once was a bright chap named Norbert... Speculative Grammarian CLXVIII.3 November 2013
> There was a fine linguist who wanted to sleep... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.4 December 2014
> There was once was a linguist whose strong point wasn’t brevity, man I mean he could go on for a while!... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.4 August 2014
 
Boudreaux, Margeaux
> Beware of those friends who are faux... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.4 April 2015
> Beware of those friends who are faux... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.4 August 2015
> Beware of those friends who are faux... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.3 November 2015
 
Burns, Rasmus
> My Love is Like a Colorless Green Simile Speculative Grammarian CLXIV.2 March 2012
 

C Authors ^


Case, Justin
> Intrative ablative delative?... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.2 February 2016
 
Chestikov, Gott. A.
> A PhD student called Emma... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.3 November 2015
 
Collins, Christine
> λ♥[love] (Linguistics Love Song) Speculative Grammarian CLXII.1 June 2011
 
Conasal, Leonard
> Allophonia... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.1 January 2017
 
Crater, Zoë
> “What have humans not already written t?”... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.1 January 2015
 
Crippen, James
> How They Do It In Linguistics Speculative Grammarian CLV.3 December 2008
 

D Authors ^


de Aittste-Oudénnts, Gérard
> A student linguist who just turned 19... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.2 February 2015
 
Денег, Недостаточно
> Displaying high fieldwork ability... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
> Prosodic terminology... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.1 July 2018
> Some disciplines’ students, all agogs... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.2 December 2017
> The twins clashed in dress, and with increasing er-... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.4 June 2018
> With “Have some,” you offer me cookies... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.1 March 2018
 
Die Lingulelen
> Kill All Phoneticians Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.3 March 2014
 
dis Thasigh, Esquiry
> Numblemark ordinard dangulates... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.4 April 2014
 

E Authors ^


Eats.., J.. K..
> Ozymandian semicolon.. lying in the sand.. Speculative Grammarian CLXV.2 August 2012
 
Editorial staff of The Interplanetary Society for Chomskyan Studies
> Your journal’s insipid and wretched... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
 
Editors of SpecGram
> By printing pseudonymous bosh... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
> An emerging trend... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
> Professor Lightner is all in a tizzy... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.4 February 2018
> Your tombstone, you wretched nefandula... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
 
Elsässer, Sophie
> Kill All Phoneticians Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.3 March 2014
 
Enchiridion, Sophrosyne
> When I Heard the Learn’d Computational Linguist Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> When I Heard the Learn’d Documentary Linguist Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
 
Epiphanios o Phantasiopliktos
> The Phonetician’s Love Poem Speculative Grammarian CLXI.1 February 2011
 
Epiphanios o Philomousos
> Morphomatological Meanderings Speculative Grammarian CLX.1 October 2010
 
Ernst, Tom
> The Anguish Lenglage II Lingua Pranca June 1978
 

F Authors ^


Fester-Münsterfenster, Hester
> The Brits are a curious race... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.2 February 2017
> A crank there once was of a flavor... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.1 May 2016
> The decoded transmission from heaven... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.1 March 2018
> I punctuate prose and verse randomly Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.1 January 2017
> I’ve a hell and a half of a time... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.4 June 2018
> A limerick’s not hard to write... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.2 June 2017
> A linguist who pondered a bit... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.4 December 2016
> A linguist with ethics quite crippled... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.2 December 2017
> A linguistic crank prone to carrying... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.3 August 2017
> A Neogrammarian wit... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.2 June 2014
> Old Tolkien has quite a high standing... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.3 March 2016
> Once when planning some fieldwork in Fiji... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.3 March 2017
> A rare fieldworking dab hand I’d planned to be... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.2 April 2018
> The reduction of vowels has caused vicious wars... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.1 July 2018
> The task of emplacing an *... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.3 September 2018
> There once was a bored phonetician... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.1 May 2014
> To Fieldworkers of Old in Evenkia Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.2 August 2018
> When I’d tasted my grandmother’s pastry... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.4 February 2018
> When suffering mild pharyngitis... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.4 October 2017
> While measuring birdsong performance... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.3 July 2014
 
Festino-Scroccone, Vincenzo
> An Apulian chef, young and silly... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
> The great kings of yore Vercingetorix... (Linguimericks) Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
> The great kings of yore Vercingetorix... (Linguinericks) Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
> There once was a kitten named Noodle... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
 
Fink, Alex
> Amazing Grice Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.3 February 2013
 

G Authors ^


Gloria
> Compound nouns are not much fun Speculative Grammarian CLXVII.4 August 2013
 
Grad Student Shanty
> Pulju’s Volunteers Speculative Grammarian CLXVII.2 May 2013
 

H Authors ^


Herrick, Earl
> To the Field Workers, to Make Much of Time Psammeticus Quarterly XVI.4 August 1989
 
Hipple, Ted
> The Traditional Grammarian as Poet Speculative Grammarian CLXVIII.1 September 2013
 
Hood, Thomas
> Excerpt from Faithless Sally Brown Speculative Grammarian CLX.1 October 2010
 
Hu, U No
> I think that I shall never see Lingua Pranca June 1978
> Noam Chomsky sat on a wall Lingua Pranca June 1978
> Phonology hot, phonology cold Lingua Pranca June 1978
> This little phone had high tone Lingua Pranca June 1978
 
Hūū, Yune O., II
> Baa-baa, Reduplication Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Flow, Flow, Flow Your Air Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Foamy Noamy Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> How Many Words Would a Wordcheck Check? Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> /ini˥ mini˦ maɪni˧ mo˨/ Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> The Itsy Bitsy Air Puff Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Letter H and N-G Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Low, Low, Lower Your Vowels Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Maxims of Grice Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Peter’s Parser Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> P’op’ Goes The Ejective! Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> There Was an Old Linguist Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> This Little Linguist Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Word Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
 

I Authors ^


Illič, V.M.
> ḲelHā weṭei ʕaḲun kāhla Psammeticus Quarterly XVI.4 August 1989
 
Innocuous Mustard
> The Braille Song Speculative Grammarian CLVIII.1 January 2010
 
Ipsum, Lauren
> Binding? C-command? Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.4 April 2016
> Lowercase #hashtags... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.4 June 2018
> O LaTeX! Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.3 March 2017
> Seek you abstractions... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.1 May 2016
> Sow ideas in dust... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.2 December 2017
> Syntax seminar... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.1 July 2018
> TA for Ling 101 Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.4 February 2018
 

J Authors ^


The Joint Prosody Working Group of The Linguistic Society of America and The Academy of American Poets
> The SpecGram Manifesto Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.4 October 2017
 
Jones, Trey
> Grammar Cop Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.3 July 2015
 

K Authors ^


Kandylaki, Katerina
> Kill All Phoneticians Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.3 March 2014
 
Katz, Aya
> The Sinking Of Linear Thinking Gaugauh Kamadugha I.4 August 1991
> The Tribesman Speculative Grammarian CXLVII.1 January 1993
 
Khayyam, Omar
> Rubāʿī Concerning Discourse Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.2 October 2016
 
Kore-Eckly, Eysp L.
> A Poetic Meditation on English Spelling Rules and Reform For Two Contrasting Voices Speculative Grammarian CLV.3 December 2008
 
Kruck, W.
> When I Heard the Learn’d Phonologist Lingua Pranca June 1978
> When I Heard the Learn’d Syntactician Lingua Pranca June 1978
 

L Authors ^


Lamont, Andrew
> Bayesian schmayesian... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.3 March 2016
> cfg schmfg... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.4 October 2017
> Cognitive schmognitive... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.4 December 2015
> The Coordinate Structure Constraint... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.4 August 2015
> fusional schmusional... Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.4 February 2018
> Harmonic Grammar Speculative Grammarian CLXXVIII.1 January 2017
> history schmistory... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXI.3 May 2018
> Optimal schmoptimal... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIV.2 October 2015
> sibilant schmibilant Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.2 August 2018
 
Lear, Edward
> There once was an old syntactician Psammeticus Quarterly XVI.4 August 1989
> There once was an old syntactician... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.1 January 2014
 
Leser, Stephanie
> Kill All Phoneticians Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.3 March 2014
 
The Linguistick Hymnary
> Great is Thy Faithfulness Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.1 November 2012
> Joy to the Word Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.1 November 2012
> The Linguist’s One Foundation Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.1 November 2012
> Typology, Typology Speculative Grammarian CLXVI.1 November 2012
 
Lòŋ, Hēe Hü Wright Stu
> With issues of SpecGram we’re blessed... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.1 May 2016
 

M Authors ^


MacNamee, Terence G.
> English on the edge Collateral Descendant
     of Lingua Pranca
October 2009
> Language’s Revenge Lingua Pranca June 1978
 
Maho, Jouni
> There once was a man from Ascension... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.4 April 2016
 
McBastard, Butch
> The great kings of yore Vercingetorix... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVI.3 July 2016
 
McCann, Sheila
> A Fly on the Ball Speculative Grammarian CL.4 October 2005
 
Meign, P. Ublekkdeaux
> An elderly prof was once smitten... Speculative Grammarian CLXXII.4 April 2015
> A fellow named Ivan Ketchinski... Speculative Grammarian CLXVIII.3 November 2013
> A lex’cographer who’d bought a cockatoo... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.1 May 2014
> A lovelorn young student most frantic... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.2 June 2014
> Now there was a linguist named Jones... Speculative Grammarian CLXXXII.4 October 2018
> Parvus Jacobus Horner... Speculative Grammarian CLXIX.4 April 2014
> Perseverance of the Phonetics Student Speculative Grammarian CLXXX.2 December 2017
> There once was a conf’rence and in it... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.3 November 2014
> There once was a linguist named Byrd... Speculative Grammarian CLXXVII.2 October 2016
> There was a young linguist, Ignatius... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.2 October 2014
> There was a young prof so benighted... Speculative Grammarian CLXXV.2 February 2016
> A young lady who lived in Cape Cod... Speculative Grammarian CLXXIX.4 October 2017
> A young linguist and proud Amsterdamer... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.3 July 2014
> A young phonetician asked, “Why...” Speculative Grammarian CLXXIII.3 July 2015
 
Metalleus
> O Science Method Son of Lingua Pranca November 1979
 
Miaou, John
> Love Queries of a Linguist Speculative Grammarian CLVII.3 November 2009
 
Monks, Tel
> Annyeonghaseyo!... Speculative Grammarian CLXXI.2 October 2014
> I once had a girlfriend named Candy... Speculative Grammarian CLXX.4 August 2014
 
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