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dc.contributor.advisorIsaac, Graham
dc.contributor.authorJakob, Mona
dc.description.abstractThe present thesis examines the words in final rhyming position for their phonological and orthographical pattern in the Middle Irish narrative poem known as Saltair na Rann ('Psalter of Stanzas'). This analysis, the scale of which has not been dealt with in regard to a single corpus, helps to advance the understanding of rhyming patterns in the Old and early Middle Irish language. It is especially interesting to examine those rhyming pairs that display what has been understood to be an irregularity, either phonological or orthographical, and to see whether certain rhyming rules that have been established need revising. This thesis also includes modern metrical theory from different linguistic backgrounds, not so much to apply those theories to the early Middle Irish poem at hand, but to show and open new possibilities regarding metrical studies in the Irish language.en_US
dc.subjectOld Irishen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Irishen_US
dc.subjectMetrical theoryen_US
dc.subjectSaltair na Rannen_US
dc.subjectRhyming patternsen_US
dc.titleRhyming pairs in the early Middle Irish biblical epic Saltair na Rann: Survey and analysis of phonological and graphic patternsen_US
dc.contributor.funderGalway Doctoral Research Scholarshipen_US
dc.local.noteThis thesis looks at the rhyming patterns of the early Middle Irish poem Saltair na Rann that was written at the end of the 10th century. It helps to deepen the understanding of how rhyme in Old and Middle Irish works and what exceptions could be made by the poets to still produce an acceptable rhyme. Metrical theory from other fields, among others such as Sanskrit, Russian, Greek or English has also been included to show different and new possibilities with which Irish poetry can be examined.en_US

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