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

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 23 19:23:06 EDT 2011


Well, I believe that "lo-o-o-o-ong" disquisition settles the issue.

Jeffery Hodges



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From: John Leonard <jleonard at uwo.ca>
To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Fri, June 24, 2011 8:09:45 AM
Subject: [Milton-L] Lo-o-o-ng


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
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>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. 
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>On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> 
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>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"?)
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>>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
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>>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:
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>>. . . (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
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>>Nancy Charlton
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