Thursday, April 12, 2012
Definitions for macaronic
- Composed of a mixture of languages.
- Composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
- Mixed; jumbled.
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Citations for macaronic
The tradition is even more significant in Folengo's Italian works and especially in his macaronic writings.
The macaronic mode swivels between different languages. I believe Beckett chose French against English for similar reasons to those of Jean Arp in selecting French against German.