Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[zlysbaqx] Best language for poetry

Write the same poem (on some universal subject) in different languages, each using the "best" native conventions for poetry.

Quantitatively measure the ability for speakers of each native language to memorize their language's poem.

It'll probably be difficult controlling for the many free variables, like skill of the poet or the importance of oral culture in each language.

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