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  • I've read there's no consensus about what's a haiku in English. Do you know of any definition for this or previous contests? It seems there's none in ActiveState's page AFAICT.
    • by hanamaki (909) on 2004.01.28 13:48 (#27850)
      In most western languages a haiku is viewed as a poem with a 5-7-5 Syllable rythm written in three Lines.
      Japanese haiku are usually written in just one line and there does not exist a concept of syllable, but a 5-7-5 mora rythm. A mora is a phonetic unit of a specific length. E.g. "kyo" and "n" are both single mora in Japanese, therefore it takes exactly the same time to pronounce them. (Japanese is rather a mora timed language which tonal features, than a syllable based language.)