Craigie, William A.. On some Points in Skaldic Metre

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  • Author: Craigie, William A.
  • Title: On some Points in Skaldic Metre
  • Published in: Arkiv för nordisk filologi 16, Ny följdt 12
  • Year: 1900
  • Pages: 341-84
  • E-text: runeberg.org
  • Reference: Craigie, William A.."On some Points in Skaldic Metre."Arkiv för nordisk filologi 16, Ny följdt 12 (1900): 341-84.

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Annotation

This article presents objections to the system established by Eduard Sievers (Altgermanische Metrik, 1893) for metric rules in dróttkvætt and fornyrðislag. Using Konráð Gíslason's Udvalg af oldnordiske skjaldekvad (1892) as corpus for a quantitative analysis, Craigie argues that dróttkvætt and fornyrðislag follow similar rules in terms of length and primary stress, while two types of dróttkvætt can be distinguished on the basis of the secondary stress's presence or absence.

Lýsing

Í greininni gagnrýnir William A. Craigie kerfi Eduards Sievers (Altgermanische Metrik, 1893) um bragarhátt í dróttkvæðum og kvæðum ortum undir fornyrðislagi. Hann notar Udvalg af oldnorsk skjaldekvad eftir Konráð Gíslason sem viðfangsefni fyrir meginlega rannsókn sína. Craigie segir að dróttkvæði og kvæði undir fornyrtum hætti fylgi samskonar reglum varðandi lengd og áherslur á fyrsta atkvæði, hins vegar sé hægt að greina tvær tegundir af dróttkvæðum með því að líta á seinni áherslur eða vöntunina á þeim.

See also

Konráð Gíslason. Udvalg af oldnordiske skjaldekvad. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1892

Sievers, Eduard. Altgermanische Metrik. Halle: M. Niemeyer, 1893

References

Chapter 62: því að hróðr of fann: "In the poem [Höfuðlausn] there are 144 lines, and 72 of these end in a monosyllable; with four exceptions (vann : þann : hann : fann) these words have a short vowel or end in a vowel... in a riming poem there would be the very strongest reasons for using a long full-stressed syllable to end the line. But Egill never once falls into this..." (p. 348-349).

Chapter 80: Erumka þokkt: "In Sonatorrek (96 lines) the number of such lines [i.e. ending in a monosyllabic verb] is very small; stað occurs twice, hrör once, while a double consonant follows on a short vowel in the doubtful word þokk" (p. 348).

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  • Written by: Ermenegilda Müller
  • Icelandic translation: Andri M. Kristjánsson
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