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madmouth commented on the word trska
SBC for reed. the fricative breaking out of the trill onto aspirated 'k' echoes the whispering sound of reeds in the wind (as unromantically phrased as that was).
Another beautful word for it (or a very similar plant...there's tons of those whispery grasses at lakesides) is šaš.
June 4, 2009
bilby commented on the word trska
Hearken to the reed forlorn
Crying ever since 'twas torn
From its rushy bed: a strain
Of impassioned love and pain.
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