Sinkars sísa

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Sinkars sísa

Postby Dunbots » 2010-11-16, 23:02

Can anyone help me find the full text of "Sinklars vísa", written by Edvard Storm? I know Týr has a version of it, but it's not the full thing, and I want the full lyrics. The lyrics are lyrics are in Danish. I love Faroese ringdances, they're super awesome. :D I might have to learn Faroese. 8-)
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby maikengj » 2010-11-17, 18:05

This is not Danish, but probably Faroese - and Danes do not understand Faroese.
So you should move this request to the Faroese forum.
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby Dunbots » 2010-11-17, 18:13

Actually, it is Danish, and many Faroese speak Danish. :P

Here's an excerpt from the Týr version, it looks and sounds nothing like Faroese:

Herr Sinklar drog over Salten Hav
Til Norge hans kurs monne stande blandt
Gudbrands Klipper han fandt sin grav
Der vanked' så blodig en pande

Vel op før dag
De kommer vel over den hede

Ved Romsdals kyster han styred' i land
Erklær'de sig for en fiende
Hannem fulgte efter fjorten hundrede mand
Som alle havde ondt i sinde


Maybe you can't understand it because they speak it with a strong accent. :?: Maybe it's Norwegian, or some dialect, but it's definitely not Faroese.
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby maikengj » 2010-11-17, 18:40

Dunbots wrote:Actually, it is Danish, and many Faroese speak Danish. :P

Which words can you hear, that are Danish??? :? Because I can't seem to get even a single Danish word in this. Faroese people speaks Danish - yes, but not the other way around. :blush:

I can se that the lyrics you allready have is not Faroese, but if it's Danish it's old Danish. But probably Norwegian, since Norway is mentioned (Norge) - and nynorsk is more closely related with Faroese.

And ... Ok, maybe it's not Faroese, but if it's either Danish or Nowegian with a HEAVY Faroese accent, you probably still get more help in a forum where people understand that accent.
It was just a suggestion - take it or leave it 8-)
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby Dunbots » 2010-11-17, 18:53

maikengj wrote:Which words can you hear, that are Danish???

Well, all the d's, like in "blandt", "stande", "pande", "mand", looked like Danish to me, and "erklær'de", but I trust you since you're a native. :)

I have no idea what it is then. :? I'll ask on the Faroese and Norwegian forums.
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby Johanna » 2010-11-17, 19:46

Could be Norwegian from when it was spelt a lot more like Danish. Riksmål or whatever they called it, the predecessor of Bokmål.
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby Dunbots » 2010-11-17, 21:00

I found it, and it's Danish. :) Boy was the orthography back then hideous. :shock:

http://no.wikisource.org/wiki/Zinklars_vise
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Re: Sinkars sísa

Postby Mulder-21 » 2010-12-03, 11:11

Sinklars vísa is in Danish, but written by a Norwegian, yet very well known in the Faroes, since it's chanted (kvæði) pretty much here. So, the thread will stay here. And thank you, Dunbots, for finding that link. Maybe it was hideous, but it's always nicer to read a text in its original form than in some normative transcription.
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