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  • n. Plural form of hemidemisemiquaver.


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  • As for me, I have become one of the ragtag band of hobos and lost souls of the city as I wander here and there with my hurdy-gurdy, playing my hemidemisemiquavers from an empty bandstand in the park while the panhandlers and rum-bums dance the villa-nella or raise their herky-jerky voices in a sing-a-ling.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • I didn’t experience any recent senses-shattering “Road to Damascus” epiphanies nor did I have a dream where the disembodied voice of the city spoke to me (polyphonic hemidemisemiquavers – the cadence of Old Manila, the bluster of Pasig, the faraway cries for attention of Alabang), revealing secrets.

    notes from the peanut gallery


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