, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 303–306 | Cite as

The Syntactic Analysis of Beowulf, Lines 750–754

  • Alfred Bammesberger


The adverb sona means 'immediately' in line 750a of Beowulf and must not be interpreted as a subordinating conjunction. Lines 750–754 constitute three main clauses. The genitives in lines 751b and 752a should be seen as dependent of men (752b); they are not used adverbially with local meaning.


Comparative Literature Line 751b Historical Linguistic Main Clause Syntactic Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Bammesberger
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  1. 1.Englische SprachwissenschaftKatholische UniversitätEichstättGermany

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