To a present-day reader the verse sounds crude, the more so because of the harshly consonantal
character of the Anglo-Saxon language; and in comparison with modern poetry it is undoubtedly unmelodious.
i) A combination of consonantal
root with vocalic template which sometimes includes additional consonants, for example gadal 'grew up', higdil 'increased', gidel 'raised', and migdal 'tower', all of which are derived from the root [square root]gdl using the following templates: CaCaC, hiCCiC, CiCeC, miCCaC.
It is written on full "cynghanedd", the challenging system of consonantal
correspondences and internal rhyme peculiar to the poetry-orientated Welsh language.
Note that all Semitic scripts, Hebrew and Syriac among them, share such peculiarities they are all consonantal
and they all move from right to left, and yet there is one exception, a telltale exception.
(9) Note additionally that this feature is attested in Akkadian (see Table 1) and that the consonantal
inventory of Ugaritic is closer to that of Classical Arabic than Canaanite, although few scholars have used this similarity to argue for an Arabo-Ugaritic subgroup.
Esses logatomas obedecerao aos principios da lingua e, nessa situacao, seguirao a fonotatica dos segmentos nas palavras que serao estabelecidas como muito frequentes, considerando-se ponto de articulacao consonantal
Kaufmann incorporates two distinct language traditions - that of the copyist of the consonantal
Hebrew text, and that of the scribe who provided it with vowel diacritics whose purpose is to aid pronunciation.
Irregular verbs and consonantal
We know that the consonantal
framework of words needs to be clearly articulated We should give special attention to word endings and to double consonants, for we never quite do justice to these in our daily speech.
The Estonian consonantal
inventory is evaluated as relatively small against the typological background (p.
The [d] in "red" is linked consonantally to a [d] in each of the other three stanzas: "depends" in stanza 1, "glazed" in stanza 3, and "beside" in stanza 4; and outside of stanza 2, consonantal
[n] links "upon" in stanza 1, to "rain" in stanza 3, to "chickens" in stanza 4, and consonantal
[z] links "depends" in stanza 1, to "glazed" in stanza 3, to "chickens" in stanza 4.
contrasts are essential for successful communication and should therefore be preserved.