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5-16-2009 @ 12:24PM
That haiku is wrong. Haikus are 5/7/5 Syllables. As i read it, the first line has 6, while the second and third lines are right:'Oh, the fa-il Mur-loc'Drop the 'Oh' and its all kosher :D
5-16-2009 @ 12:29PM
Fail is a monosyllabic word
5-16-2009 @ 12:32PM
Fail is one syll'ble.Now, you may argue with meBut really, you fail.
5-16-2009 @ 12:46PM
Technically, haiku in Japanese are simply 14 syllables. Not necessarily 5/5/7 or 5/7/5... or at least that's what I remember from when I was studying the language.
5-16-2009 @ 1:05PM
In what world is the word "fail" two syllables? :-/
5-16-2009 @ 1:35PM
@Swift: You're right that it's not haiku, however you're wrong about the reason, as almost all English-written haiku does not follow the 5/7/5 morae structure (it really can't -- you can try to simulate it with English "meter" but it's not the same; in fact, most English haiku has 10 to 14 syllables rather than exactly 17 morae).
5-16-2009 @ 1:42PM
Haiku actually doesn't technically use syllables. It uses morae (traditionally known as "on"). It's only a slight difference, though, so "haiku = 17 syllables" suffices for most laypersons.On the topic of the Failoc, though, I rather like it. The fact that Blizzard cooked it up shows that they still don't take themselves too seriously.I am also in favor of having murloc as a playable race. They get +15 to fishing, all murloc NPCs are neutral to them (though still attackable, so they can complete quests), and they get a stacking aura that adds attack power and spellpower for every murloc within 40 yards. However, to balance that out, mobs aggro them as if they were 5 levels lower and at random intervals between 2 and 15 hours, all murloc characters are flagged for Free-for-All PvP for 10 seconds.
5-16-2009 @ 1:57PM
So if I understand correctly, Morae are about hard and soft syllabic sounds...So if I was to split up the previously mentioned haiku into morae, it would be...Oh, the f-ai-l Mu-r-lo-c:You i-n-no-ce-nt ha-r-b-ing-erof Bl-iz-z-ar-d's er-ro-rs.No, I'm probably way off D:Eekk, it's not easy to do like it is in Japanese.Easier in Japanese since each letter is one Morae, right?
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