Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv)

13th century; volume 2; ed. Lauren Goetting;

Skj info: Óláfr Þórðarson hvítaskáld, Islandsk skjald og lærd, d. 1259. (AII, 92-8, BII, 104-10).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om kong Hákon
2. Et hrynhent digt
3. Árónsdrápa
4. Af et digt om Thomas Becket
5. Lausavísur

prose works

The Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 330

The Third Grammatical TreatiseTGT

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘The Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

70 — Ólhv, TGT §4.6

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §4.6)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hér er sól (|) fyrst skipat ok bæði sett fyrir s látínustaf ok z girzkan staf, ok kǫllum vér þat knésól, ef hon er svá gǫr [z]. En z hefir náttúruliga í sér tveggja stafa hljóð, d ok s, eða t ok s, svá sem x hefir tveggja stafa hljóð, c ok s, eða g s, ok er því hvárgi þeira stafa ritaðr í rúnum eða í fornu látínustafrófi. Nú eru þeir stafir því í stafrófi settir at skjótara þykkir at rita einn staf en tvá.

(Here sól (s) is placed first and stands for both the Latin letter s and the Greek letter z, and we call it knésól if it is made in this way: c. But z has by nature the sound of two letters in itself, d and s or t and s just as x has the sound of two letters, c and s or g s, and neither of these letters, x or z, is written in runes or in the old Latin alphabet. Nowadays these letters are included in the alphabet because it is quicker to write one letter than two. )

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

AM 748 I b 4° (A) 2v, 14 - 2v, 19 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 97, 3 - 97, 7 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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