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Title: De rijmen van Veldekes eerste lied
Author(s): GOOSSENS, Jan
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 45    Issue: 2   Date: 2003   
Pages: 107-119
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.45.2.504197

Abstract :
Heinrich von Veldeke’s first lay (56, 1) has come down to us in the Weingarten (B) and in the large Heidelberg manuscript (C). In this article the rhymes of this lay in its two traditions are compared. The analysis shows that the poem originally contained numerous north-west (‘Dutch’) characteristics, which, when transposed in a south-west (Alemannic) idiom, caused difficulties. This resulted in a number of impure rhymes in B. On the other hand, C has pure rhymes throughout. This can be due to purposive interventions of the copyist, but in certain cases it may reflect a tradition going back to the Limburgian original.

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