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Friday, April 18, 2014

Oulipost #18: Homoconstantism

SENTENCE CHOSEN: "Lady Dufferin also opened the Ottawa grounds for children’s theatre, lavish social banquets and outdoor skating rinks, a tradition held this past winter as well."

POST VOWEL REMOVAL: L dy D ff r n  ls   p n d th   tt w  gr  nds f r ch ldr n’s th  tr , l v sh s c  l b nq  ts  nd   td  r sk t ng r nks,   tr d t  n h ld th s p st w nt r  s w ll.

I led you, duffer.
No lisp nod?
The tat wag rounds for chi leader.
Nose? Tah.
Tore love, Soho. See?
Call ban: quiet sin dot.
Die, Rose Kiting .
Re: suck ton gore neck, sit red ten.
Hold this pasta wanter as awe? I loll.


Sylvester, Meggie. “Rated GG: Rideau Hall to host Canadian movie nights.” the Ottawa Citizen. 18 April 2014. A1.

Choose a sentence or short passage from your newspaper to complete a homoconsonantism. In this form, the sequence of consonants in a source text is kept, while all its vowels are replaced. For example:
ORIGINAL: To be or not to be: that is the question.
CONSONANTS ONLY: T b r n t t b t t s t h q s t n
FINAL PRODUCT: As burnt tibia: it heats the aqueous tone.


I occasionally translated one vowel as two as long as i didn't add an additional sound or syllable.I did not keep consonant streams together. I found the latter challenging. I'd like to do a more sound based version of this exercise & focus less on the physical alphabet...

Thanks once again to Doug Luman &  his fabulous tools….

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