[Milton-L] Lo-o-o-ng

John Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Thu Jun 23 19:09:45 EDT 2011


There is only one scholarly authority who can resolve this question.  I refer of course to the great Hank Williams Sr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JczEyQHBLEw

0.35 and 1.05 will solve all the problems.

John Leonard
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  From: Michael Gillum 
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  Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:10 PM
  Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Poetry Daily


  Phonologically speaking, one could stretch out the L, the O, or the N, but not the G. But doubling the O in writing would seem to change the vowel sound, according to our conventions of spelling.


  Michael


  On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:

    Interesting that the poet wanted to lengthen "long" with a double "n" rather than a double "o" . . . and just because of Milton's "dimm"-ness? Or would "lonng" seem longer than "loong"? (Or rather, "lo-ong"?)

    Jeffery Hodges



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    From: Nancy Charlton <nbcharlton at comcast.net>
    To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
    Sent: Thu, June 23, 2011 3:39:32 AM
    Subject: [Milton-L] Poetry Daily

    Forgive the violation of the one-a-day rule, but I thought you'd all enjoy this poem by Mark Doty. By weaving an account dreadful happening with a mythology, it creates a worthwhile subjective spin that redeems the dreadfulness.  And incidentally, employs an unusual Milton reference:

    . . . (I want to spell long   
    with two n's, as Milton spelled 
    dim with a double m 
    to intensify the gloom of hell) 


    http://poems.com/poem.php?date=15148

    Nancy Charlton
















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