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A Hundred Gourds 2:4 September 2013
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Haiku in Earth Language


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after a quarrel –
our eyes meet
in the keyhole

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   Magdalena Banaszkiewicz - Poland


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Our eyes meet in the tiny space, because our hearts get back closer, rebounding after getting far away from each other. A cute moment! The pictograph focuses on that moment, forgetting about explanatory parts.

The base of double-edged lines represents plural; and when overlaid with a noun or a pronoun symbol, it changes that meaning into its plural. However, unlike in English, you need not overlay this symbol for every plural noun in EarthLan. Only when you need to distinguish singular or plural do you distinguish by modifying with 1 or overlaying with the plural symbol. Ideograms do not always need definite or indefinite articles, either.




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