Poetry in Latinglish.
Well, bearing that in mind, one can create Latinglish poetry. The rules are simple. Each line contains four and only words which must end in -[intersection], -ere, -[club], and -um. When it is read aloud, according to the rules of Latin pronunciation, it must sound like English being Latinized, and actually convey meaning in a form of terse, telegraphic speech. The stems of first two words used may be identical or different.
As a first example, here is a familiar poem in Latinglish. On the left it is written as Latin would be. On the right side it is transcribed into a more readable English orthography. Some notes about the liberties I had to take with Latin pronunciation to make American English sounds:
prevocalic v has a w sound, as in "way" prevocalic I has a y sound as in "yes" prevocalic ci has a sh sound as in "shop" a followed by a doubled consonant has the short u sound as in "tub." o followed by a doubled consonant has the aw sound as in "law" ai is used for the long I sound as in "high" ae is used for the short a sound as in "hat" Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Tuincl [intersection] tuinclere tain [club] starrum, Vanndr [intersection] vanndere uatiu. [club] arrum, App [intersection] abbavvere verld [club] sohaium, Laic [intersection] daimindere ind [club] scaium. Twinkle-o, twinkler-ay, tiny, star-um. Wonder-o, wonder-ay, what-you-ee are-um? Up-o, above-eray world-ee so-high-um. Like-o, diamond-eray in de' sky-um. Here's another, which I am sure you will recognize: Jingl [intersection], bellere, olld [club], veium, Fann [intersection], raidere, invamahors [club], sleium. Jingle-o, bell-eray, all de' way-um. Fun-o, ride-eray, in-one-horse-ee, sleigh-um. Daeci [intersection], daeciere, thru [club], snovum, Invann [intersection], horsere, open [club], sleium Over [intersection], hilsere, v [club], govum Laef [intersection], laefere, olld [club], veium. Bell [intersection], bellere, babteil [club], ringum Meic [intersection], meicere, spirit [club], braitum Fann [intersection], fannere, istu [club], singum Slei [intersection], slere, songi, tunaitum. Dash-o, dash-eray, through-ee, snow-um. In-one-o, horse-eray, open-ee, sleigh-um. Over-o, hills-eray, we, go-um. Laugh-o, laugh-eray, all de' way-um. Bell-o, bell-eray, bobtail-ee, ring-um. Make-o, make-eray, spirit-ee, bright-um. Fun-o, fun-eray, is to-ee sing-um. Sleigh-o, sleigh-ray, song-ee, tonight-um.
J. JAMES MANCUSO
Niskayuna, New York