2010-10-27 [Chimes]: If I could 'like' this comment, I would.
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: Hahaha. <3
2010-10-29 [pegasus1000]: Starts watching... The flow is off. 6 - 7- 5... Likes it too anyway.
2010-10-30 [*Phoenix*]: No. Nioniel's comment isn't off.... It's 5-7-5.
2010-10-30 [pegasus1000]: great (1) contest (2) idea (3) I still like it anyway.
2010-10-30 [SilverFire]: Pegasus is right, 'idea' is three syllables.
2010-10-31 [Nioniel]: I guess I did not
Count the syllables right. Damn.
Is this one better?
2010-10-31 [pegasus1000]: perfect!
2010-10-31 [Flisky]: It is difficult,
To write good hiakus without
2010-10-31 [*Phoenix*]: I still think idea is only two syllables...
2010-10-31 [Chimes]: Phoenix, it's definitely 3.
2010-10-31 [Flisky]: The 'ea' could be classified as a diphthong. (I love that word. ^_^ ) In that case, it would actually be one syllable with two vowel sounds.
2010-11-01 [SilverFire]: It's debatable whether it's a diphthong (if you love it so much, spell it correctly? :P) You can't just call any two vowels you see next to each other a diphthong. (for those not up on diphthong-osit
2010-11-01 [SilverFire]: Addition: I checked some lists of English Diphthongs. They all list 8, but they seem to vary as to which 8. :P Some have something resembling 'idea' (one had 'near', I pronounce that slightly softer than I do 'idea', but it's the closest I've found to 'idea', and some list it as the 'ea' in 'bean', 'mean', lean', etc. which, if I'm perfectly honest, does sound like a single vowel sound to me <_<)
2010-11-01 [SilverFire]: Further addition: it may be to do with whether you conceptualise the 'e' in 'ea' as belonging to the 'd' before it, or to the 'a' after it. In the former case it's not a diphthong, in the latter, it is. Omfg *shuts up now* Language, it are so interesting. ._.
2010-11-01 [Flisky]: (Oops. That's what I get for typing without thinking.) I really don't hear a double vowel sound in bean, mean, or lean...It all sounds like 'ee' to me...
2010-11-01 [pegasus1000]: Wow Silvie you put a lot more work into that then I thought you would. Major props. I just went to http://diction
In writing one should not expect another to say a common word in an uncommon way. If you truly say the word incorrectly, that is one reason that would make sense. Or if you just miscounted (like I do most often when writing haiku).
2010-11-09 [*Phoenix*]: I've always had problems with saying things wrong so I thought it was two. I've also heard that people from Michigan have their own accent so who knows really.......
2010-11-09 [Flisky]: *makes a face* Are you dissing Michigan accents?
2010-11-13 [*Phoenix*]: No, I live in Michigan; therefore I probably have the "accent."