Language and Metre: Metrics and the Metrical System of Finnish
Finnish Academy of Science & Letters, Finland, Jan 1, 1986 - Finnish language - 171 pages
This study seeks to describe the metrics of Finnish as clearly and precisely as possible. It was, however, written primarily for the reader with no knowledge of Finnish or of Finnish poetry, and it mainly concentrates on general metrical theory and associated phenomena. Starting with metrical theory to date and generative metrics in particular the work constructs a general theory of metrics to describe in detail the structure of the metrical system, its variations, possible changes and factors controlling its use. The main theme is thus the relationship between metre and language, and metrics is seen as an integral part of linguistics.
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abstract rhythmical schema alliteration anapaestic apocope basic corpus basic metrical schema beginning caesura correspondence rules couplet described deviations disyllabic dynamic system example fact falling position falling syllables Finnish language Finnish poetry Finnish verse iambic inversion iambic line iambic poems initial syllable inversion lines isochronism Kaarlo Kramsu Kalevala metre kind Kiparsky lable Leino line boundary line-internal linguistic long stressed syllable long syllable Manninen metre and language metre type metrical grammar metrical positions metrical rules metrical system metrical theory monosyllabic monosyllable Mustapaa number of syllables occur paeonic pause rules phonological pause poetic poets prominence relations prominence rules prominent syllable prose restrictions rhyme rules rhyme-pairs rhythm rical rise and fall rising position rising syllables Sadeniemi Sarkia short stressed syllable short syllable speech standard language stanza strong stylistic syllable boundary syllable length syllable number syllable structure syntactic tendency tion trochaic trochee unmetrical unprominent unstressed usage vary vowel word boundary
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