When proposing five null morphs to follow paths
’Mid null lexica tracing lines set by maths,
And with a null morphome
To generate more foam,
It all made for warm syntactic bubble baths.
A non-standard Westron was Sméagol’s
And Yoda’s speech should be illegal!
But one was a baddie,
The other a Jedi,
So syntax does not imply morals.
Prefix your tenure.
—Col. O. Nihilist
A language in truth universal
Need not be a choice controversial:
Just pick music or math,
And avoid the fierce wrath
Of fans of the Kurgan dispersal.
Analytical language is flat,
Relying on syntax old hat,
So make no apology
For complex morphology.
Polysynthesis is where it’s at.
Daniel L. Everett,
Of Chomsky isn’t reverent.
In grammar (Dan’s version),
Not all have recursion.