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Old 15 January 2007, 02:35 PM
DaGuyWitBluGlasses DaGuyWitBluGlasses is offline
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
If we're talking 'perfect' rhyme here, then two words rhyme if their final stressed vowel and all following sounds are identical.

On that basis:

Orange doesn't rhyme with Fringe nor Plunge.
Purple rhymes with neither apple nor people.

And I think rhyming silver with silver is cheating.
Actually, with the I sound, orange can be pronounced double stressed, so it can still have a perfect rhyme with fringe, binge etc.. (but not with lunge, plunge etc.)

But double rhymes are often considered childish. And of course, the differences of pronounciations make the perfect rhyme debate fairly odd for english.
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