Ablaut Reduplication, A Poem and Some Sheep

07 Apr

I follow Lynn Miclea, author,   and today she posted the following which pleased me greatly.

I have posted this poem by Mary Oliver before. It suits today too.

Don’t you just love these?

The Valais Blacknose originated in Switzerland, photo from Facebook


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7 responses to “Ablaut Reduplication, A Poem and Some Sheep

  1. artfulcrone

    April 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    I love everything in this post!!

  2. utesmile

    April 8, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Very interesting about the English language. Ilove those sheep, they actually look like you knitted them. 🙂 totally adorable and so fluffy.

  3. nrhatch

    April 8, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Ablaut Reduplication was new to conscious me . . . but I have been following those rules my entire life. Way Cool!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2022 at 5:50 am

      That’s exactly what I thought! We pick up these rules as toddlers and never realise. I love the name.

  4. Heyjude

    April 7, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Love the word rules!


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