Talk:Skald

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Untitled[edit]

Flagging this page for a number of structural changes, notably a breakdown by category and refactoring of some unorthodox spellings and usage of & amp characterisation Sjc 06:42, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Skald[edit]

At the moment Skald leads to a disambiguation page, and the main meaning of skald is at Skald (poet). Since the other article in question is about a Norwegian publishing firm which is only a secondary meaning, I'd like to move Skald (poet) to Skald and have a note on the top of the article that there is a publishing firm using the name as well. This move should very uncontroversial since the basic and prestigious name for a viking poet is the reason why the firm has chosen the name. Keeping the meanings equal is publicity.--Wiglaf 07:30, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I agree completely. I guess an admin would have to move them... --Golbez 07:33, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC)
Moved it, you might want to solve the double redirects -- Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 07:46, 2004 Sep 19 (UTC)
Done and done. :D --Golbez 07:56, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC)
Great! You're fast! :D --Wiglaf 09:50, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

á[edit]

I'm not sure, but isn't skald spelled skáld in Icelandic? If so,it should be fixed.

Depends. In early Old Norse tha vowel seems to have been short (skald) though in later Old Norse it is long (skáld). In any case "skald" can be said to be a loanword in English without the accent so we're probably best off keeping the article here. Good observation, though. Haukur 20:01, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Mythical gods[edit]

The page currently includes the phrase "the mythical god Bragi". Yet the page on e.g. Yahweh doesn't say "the name of the mythical god of the Jews". This seems discriminatory to me. Why is one god receiving preferential treatment over another?

It is 'skjald', not 'skald'[edit]

In the entire Scanidnavian literature it is called skjald. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.81.21.90 (talk) 15:25, 23 March 2009 (UTC)