Linguistics Nerd Camp—Bethany Carlson SpecGram Vol CLXXXII, No 1 Contents Good Enough for Folk Etymology—Part II—A. Pocryphal & Verity du Bius

Linguimericks, Etc.
Book ५२

Linguistics, the queen of the sciences,
Pretends to adhere to alliances
With psychology, sure!,
And its public allure,
But don’t ask what its gauge of compliance is.
—H. Stephen Straight

A title, seen browsing my interest
In languages ancienter than the rest,
That called Punic Q-Celtic
And Palaic Kartvelic
I judged thus: “Farrago delenda est!”
—Pumptilian Perniquity

The reduction of vowels has caused vicious wars,
Or is viewed as just warmed-over vichyssoise.
But your everyday linguist
Who’s not a rank jingoist
Has a relish and zest for delicious schwas.
—Hester Fester-Münsterfenster

A linguist of uncommon girth
Was known for his infectious mirth
At the height of a thrill
He’d make a nasal ingressive trill
And make plosives for all he was worth.
—Col. O. Nihilist

Prosodic terminology
Works well in Greek, in English not.
A dactyl’s just a digit, see:
Prosodic terminology
Binds feet to fingerstrochees we
Can see are toes, so thanks a lot,
Prosodic terminology!
Works well in Greek, in English not.
—Недостаточно Денег

Syntax seminar—
Speaker drones while free food staves
Off hunger, scurvy
—Lauren Ipsum

Linguistics Nerd CampBethany Carlson
Good Enough for Folk EtymologyPart IIA. Pocryphal & Verity du Bius
SpecGram Vol CLXXXII, No 1 Contents