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Higgledy piggledy:
Frederick Jelinek,
speech recognition
director of note's

reputation for cranky
is likely deserving
at least among linguists
by anecdote.


the audience for this is probably very very small.

ETA: (15 Sep 2010): Frederick Jelinek has passed away; his curmudgeonry will be missed in our community.

Date: 2010-07-01 11:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] q-pheevr.livejournal.com

Speed dreck ignition: burn shit faster!

Date: 2010-07-01 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnanel.livejournal.com
I like it. Don't you have to have a six-syllable word as one of the lines, though?

Date: 2010-07-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trochee.livejournal.com
strictly speaking, yes, I discovered.

I think "speech recognition" could be treated as a single word but it's strictly five syllables. (the rhythm works because "director" begins with a weak syllable). Metrically, probably:

Higgledy piggledy:
Frederick Jelinek,
speech recognition di-
rector of note's 

(repu-)tation for cranky is
likely deserving at
least among linguists [-]
by anecdote.

Date: 2010-07-01 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boobirdsfly.livejournal.com
Um... Recognition is four syllables if I transcribe it in ipa....

Date: 2010-07-02 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trochee.livejournal.com
yes, and "speech recognition" is five syllables -- still not a six syllable word, so I'm technically not Doing Double Dactyl Right, even if you treat "speech-recognition" as a single word.

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