[b-hebrew] Theophoric Name: Y:HOWYFQIYM
crazymulgogi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 05:14:31 EST 2006
I think o.a. everything written by Jan Fokkelman on BHebrew poetry
argues for that.
2006/1/10, B. M. Rocine <brocine at twcny.rr.com>:
> Hi Rochelle,
> Could you point me to some literature that argues for such tightly
> constructed rhythms of chanties and Davidic psalms.
> Thanks a bunch!
> Rochelle Altman wrote:
> > These pre-monarchial psalms are the closest to folk song in their
> > simplicity of vocabulary, but not in their melodic range or structure.
> > Rhythmically, Psalm 96 (for instance) is a chanty. (I suppose that some
> > will consider it blasphemous to point out that many of the songs of praise
> > are "whistle while you work" songs -- meant to be sung when rowing,
> > plowing, walking between sites...). You don't mess with the rhythms of a
> > work chanty. A change from a bi-syllable to a tri-syllable would stand out.
> > It does not occur.
> > The Davidic Psalms are extremely sophisticated and tightly constructed. Any
> > change of syllabic divisions from a bi-syllable to a tri-syllable would
> > stand out like the proverbial sore thumb..It does not occur.
> B. M. Rocine
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