clisis

clis·is

 (klĭs′ĭs)
n.
The process of making or becoming a clitic.

[Greek klisis, a leaning, from klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]
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Although she abandons Kuhn's notion of clisis, Momma's categorization of poetic lexemes resembles that of Kuhn more than it does those of Bliss, Lucas, Kendall, Cable, or Hutcheson: that is, poetic lexemes are first divided by a prosodic principle (into stressed and unstressed elements) and unstressed lexemes are subsequently grouped by a syntactic criterion (into syntactically dependent or independent clause elements).
The self-contradiction lies in his defining Satzpartikeln as unstressed but "syntactically independent constituents" (syntaktisch selbstandige Satzteile), and then subdividing them into proclitics and enclitics--constituents that are by definition dependent, and in ways that, in Old English, are determinable only on a syntactic/semantic basis (despite Momma's adherence to an unfortunate OED-derived, Greek-based definition of clisis as a purely phonological dependency).