Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hafliðamál 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 533.
Rístu nú, Fála, farðu í búð hinig;
þó es málsgengi mikit.
Rístu nú Fála, farðu í búð hinig; þó es mikit málsgengi.
‘Get up now, Fála, go over there to the booth; there is nonetheless great support for the case.’
Óláfr cites this half-stanza as an example of soloecismus involving a change of gender (kynja skipti; TGT 1927, 62): Hér er hvárginligt kyn sett fyrir karlmannligu kyni ‘Here the neuter gender is used instead of the masculine gender’. The only word treated as n. in the fragment is málsgengi ‘support for the case’ (A) or málfengi ‘chatterbox’ (W), but both would be n. in any case, making it unclear what constitutes the solecism here.
Ms. W’s reading for the whole fragment differs considerably from the above:
Ristu, tvífála, farðu í búð hinnig;
þú est málfengi mikit.
‘Rise, double(?)-slut, go over there to the booth; you are a great chatterbox’. Ms. A’s reading fits better with the context suggested by the poem’s title.
Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.
Rístu nú, Fála,
farðu í byggð hinig;
†þo ær malsgængi þo ær malsgængi†mikit.
Ristv nv | fala far þv ibygð hinig þo ær malsgængi mikit .
Rístu tví-, Fála,
farðu í búð hinig;
þú est málfengi þú est málfengimikit.
Ristu tvifala farðu i buð· hinnig þu ert mꜳlfengi mikit.
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