correption


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correption

(kəˈrɛpʃən)
n
1. linguistics the shortening of vowels in pronunciation
2. obsolete a reproof
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32) Bede condemns hiatus in all its forms, with or without correption of the preceding final syllable, and writes the feature off as a pagan technique, dwelling on it at length in his chapter on the differences between ancient and modern poets.
34) Bede's other minor innovations include the suggestion that a long vowel may be voluntarily shortened before another vowel inside a word; this is an extension of his discussion of correption before a hiatus, presented as an explanation for such prosodic doublets as Maria/Maria and Eous/Eous.
Discussing the correption of diphthongs, he cites Bede's classical specimens but adds yet another example where a diphthong is shortened word-internally, insisting that this, too, is a pagan feature:
On the other hand, he does discuss the correption of prae in his chapter on the fusion and resolution of syllables and states firmly that praeeunte in Vergil's nec tota tamen ille prior praeeunte carina (Aen.
61) Hrabanus, in other words, ends in the untenable position of defending the word-internal correption of long vowels while condemning the same practice when applied to diphthongs.
The only poetic practices that he acknowledges as antiquated are common syllables where short vowels are followed by plosives and nasals (remarkably, this is his own observation, informed by his reading of Priscian and possibly his own more extensive knowledge of classical verse) and the use of hiatus, with or without correption, of a diphthong or a long vowel.
Actaeo Aracyntho shows hiatus without correption which is a Greek metrical feature found in the Eclogues and mostly in Hellenistic contexts (60); while the line has four heterodyne feet along with the fifth and a main caesura after the third foot trochee which is also a Greek feature [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (61) and the mythical exemplum (i.
We would expect correption of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] before [Omega], but it is unclear whether the stop + liquid combination [Beta][Rho] in [GREEK WORD NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] should be regarded as syllable-closing or -releasing; either would be possible, but if it is syllable-closing, we can compare Melan.
84) `Epic' correption in dactylo-epitrites is found in the sequence - ?
Martin counts the correptions in Thersites' "slurred speech" and observes that "Thersites .