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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Short i

I dreamed of reading a scholarly article in which it was demonstrated that the vowel sound of big would make your eyelid itch. This was just one of the points, the only one I remember now, but the idea was that language was connected to the body in verifiable ways. I actually felt my left eyelid itch.

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