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Towards the Versification Typology of Georgian Verse

Kock Kobaidze, Manana

Tsakhnagi, Annual of Philological Studies, 2010, Vol.2, pp.135-149

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  • Title:
    Towards the Versification Typology of Georgian Verse
  • Author: Kock Kobaidze, Manana
  • Subjects: Humanities And Religion ; Languages And Linguistics ; Humaniora Och Religionsvetenskap ; Språkvetenskap ; Humanities/Social Sciences ; Metrical Stress ; Rhyme ; Accentual-Syllabic Verse
  • Is Part Of: Tsakhnagi, Annual of Philological Studies, 2010, Vol.2, pp.135-149
  • Description: Rhyme and Stress in Georgian Dialects (Towards the Versification Typology of Georgian Verse) Word stress is weak in standard Georgian. The typology of Georgian verse is an uncertain issue. Some researchers argue that the Georgian verse is accentual-syllabic, while according to another point of view, it is syllabic. An assertion about the exclusively specific nature of Georgian verse has also appeared. This paper is an attempt to introduce dialect data as material for versification research in Georgian. Georgian dialects have clearly marked stress patterns unlike the standard Georgian. It is noteworthy that the Georgian verse retains its structure regardless whether it is pronounced in standard Georgian intonation or in a dialectal accent. At the same time, the placement, tone pitch and intensity of a stressed syllable is quite diverse depending on dialects in Georgian. However, these differences do not affect the structure of Georgian verse. Especially significant is the fact that the place...
  • Language: Georgian
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1987-7218 ; ISSN: 1987-7218
  • Source: SwePub (National Library of Sweden)

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