Interchangeable morphemes. @ellolanguages @jansegers @mikebristol @booksnips @echo-of-newt
Take words that end in 'ity' and change to 'ify' and see when it is still a word:
$ ./anyword ity ify
Seems worth doing for a lot of different reasons...
Play with your own. I think it could be useful to poets seeking various sorts of quasi-rhyme or even antimetabole.
I have in mind a sort of sub-linguistics: a study of graphemic (or even phonemic) sequences that occur, perhaps subliminally, below the level of morphemics. It might be a sort of Viennese / Jungian linguistics steeped in intuition and the sub-superficial coincidence of form and substance. It would be intrinsically silly.
substituting 'wei' by 'rd' we have
weigh -- weird
thigh -- third
From which (using we for th) follow weiou - thou and weire - there -- a place where weights and measures and occult thirds conspire to make new forms of communication that might remain hidden to each and every of the thunderplumps.