Actually, just a few new comments from “William” and yours truly on this week-old post. I think that you will enjoy them—if you have any interest in 8th Century Japanese poetry in general and Otomo no Yakamochi in particular. Or more generally, language.
They took up so much of my time that, what with the rest of my life what it is, I won’t be able to finish my reply to Matt’s new comment here today. Later.