User talk:Tesspub

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Hi TP. In your recent edit to Onji, you've added "and an on may consist of more than one syllable". Are you thinking of something like kyo? I believe that that is just one syllable unless mispronounced. Or have I missed something? --Yumegusa (talk) 17:00, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

I am, yes. The context is the (loose!) connection between English syllables and Japanese on. While I understand that kyo is perceived as a single sound to a Japanese speaker, I cannot believe that any English speaker would ever perceive it as a single syllable. Hm.. wasn't intending to be controversial here! The truth is, it doesn't really make sense to talk about "English syllables" within Japanese words, and I think that lies at the root of the problem. Tesspub (talk) 19:10, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Further thoughts... how many syllables in "kyo"? About 1.7. How many on in "strength"? About 5.2. Maybe. I guess what I was trying to say was "some on may be perceived by English-speakers are consisting of more than one syllable". But I realise that is crying out for "citation required" note. What do you think? Just revert? Tesspub (talk) 07:58, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
How many in 'few'? --Yumegusa (talk) 12:21, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
I think the truth is that neither "mora" nor "syllable" are well-defined. Bizarrely, the only thing in this whole discussion that is well-defined is onji. We (people who try to discuss haiku) are trying to explain something precise in terms of other things that are vague. It's interesting that so many articles on morae, focus on the Japanese language. I think the linguists are trying to derive legitimacy for their ideas from a place where they happen to work reasonably well. As I've mentioned before, I am a sceptic! Tesspub (talk) 13:02, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi TP Here's something I found, which may be useful: WHR 4-1 - scroll down to (3) The Third Neo-classical Haiku Commandment: Kireji --candyworm (talk) 11:40, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you CW/Y.
"We must ask ourselves, 'Cut what from what?' It is my theory that originally it could have meant to cut the hokku itself from the rest, namely, kireji meant those words which were believed to help cut (separate) a hokku from the rest of the stanzas in haikai-no-renga, i.e. to help it to stand alone."
The above is what I thought you were telling me back in the Spring. Perhaps I misunderstood your objection to my interpretation.Tesspub (talk) 09:07, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
You've lost me with your last sentence. Takiguchi's point is that none of the renga stanzas can stand alone, but rely on their combination with an adjacent verse. That is, none except the hokku, because it contains a kireji, which mirrors (within the hokku) the effect of two adjacent verses. This, he argues, must be done because the hokku (as the first verse of the poem) has no previous verse to link to. So, the effect of the kireji is to make the verse mimic a pair of verses, therefore allowing it to stand as an independent unit (as well as the opening verse of the renga). You might also find this useful: Gabi Greve on kire. --candyworm (talk) 10:43, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah... I HAD misunderstood. That is a very clear explanation. Thank you. Tesspub (talk) 09:00, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Good. Do you think you could work it into the articles (Kireji and Haiku)? --candyworm (talk) 23:56, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm working on it! Tesspub (talk) 10:07, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Obviously I didn't get too far! I have just returned from a haiku and renga residential course and now understand the point a lot better - so maybe... Tesspub (talk) 08:48, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

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Hi Tess, you expressed an interest in this section on the John Higgins (snooker player) article. There is currently a dispute over what should included, so as an interested party I'm letting you know there is a discussion at Talk:John Higgins (snooker player)#Content removal from the "Suspension" section. You're welcome to participate if you wish. Betty Logan (talk) 17:23, 20 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi Tess, follow the three steps here to list an article for AfD (if you miss one out a bot will usually correct it for you). Generally admins are unwilling to speedy articles with references or which have existed for a long time, it's best to discuss their fate so that notability/verifiability concerns can be properly scrutinised. Have a nice day. - filelakeshoe 00:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

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