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OP Greetings! My first post....
I create crossword puzzles as an insane diversion. A new puzzle I am working on has a limerick as the central theme.
I am looking for a city/town/country (recognizable to an American reader - cannot be obscure) that has the sound "its" as its final syllable. i.e. habits, merits. A wonderful word for my limerick would be a word that has a short i sound as the preceding syllable. i.e. digits, limits
If an acceptable word can be found, I would be glad to post the limerick - for your amusement.
Thanks, in advance!
There's always Auschwitz, but it might be a bit touchy.
OP Yes, I briefly considered....its doubtful I would get published
I got that by searching onelook for *itz and limiting the results to proper nouns. You might try the same with *its.
Moritz is also in Germany
Also St. Moritz, Switzerland.
OP Thanks so far.....it is now becoming apparent that there is a metrical requirement...... as this town/city/country is the final word of the first line, the accent within the word must fall on the next-to-last syllable. i.e. There once was a young man from Nimitz .....or, A woman who slept for five minutes.
Damn, Auschwitz is now looking better.
obits (death notices)
----please, draw me a sheep----
"Manishevitz" fits all the requirements except it isn't a place-name. However, "A businessman named Manishevitz," or "A purveyor of fine wines and spirits" could go places.
There's an Israeli newspaper Ha'Aretz.
All with the defect that the rhyme is on the unstressed final -its but the stressed penultimate syllables should line up too, for greater assonance.
Wih the short -i- constraint
What intervening cnosonant are you working with "--i_its" ?
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