Monday, 7 February 2011


The word rhyme, or 'rime':
'derived from Old Frankish language *rīm, a Germanic term meaning "series, sequence" attested in Old English (Old English rīm - "enumeration, series, numeral") and Old High German rīm, ultimately cognate to Old Irish rím, Greek ἀριθμός arithmos "number"'
But there is nothing sequential about rhyme. On the contrary, it is precisely words in parallel: the superposition of two words on one sound.

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