Ardhasamavtta (Addhasamavutta) Tables

 

In the prosodies and commentaries the method given for creating the Ardhasamavtta metres is this: for a metre having, say, 2 syllables in each of the lines, the table for 4 syllables from the samavtta tables should be used. It is then necessary to break the lines at the 2nd syllable, and remove the lines that would be samavtta. The remaining metres belong to the Ardhasamavtta class and the number can be discerned.

2 syllablic Ardhasamavtta table (12 lines):

1: 4 syllable Samavtta table

2: add in the dividing lines

3: remove the lines that would be Samavtta

4: count the remaining lines

1. −−−−

2. ⏑−−−

3. −⏑−−

4. ⏑⏑−−

5. −−⏑−

6. ⏑−⏑−

7. −⏑⏑−

8. ⏑⏑⏑−

9. −−−⏑

10. ⏑−−⏑

11. −⏑−⏑

12. ⏑⏑−⏑

13. −−⏑⏑

14. ⏑−⏑⏑

15. −⏑⏑⏑

16. ⏑⏑⏑⏑

−−¦¦−−

⏑−¦¦−−

−⏑¦¦−−

⏑⏑¦¦−−

−−¦¦⏑−

⏑−¦¦⏑−

−⏑¦¦⏑−

⏑⏑¦¦⏑−

−−¦¦−⏑

⏑−¦¦−⏑

−⏑¦¦−⏑

⏑⏑¦¦−⏑

−−¦¦⏑⏑

⏑−¦¦⏑⏑

−⏑¦¦⏑⏑

⏑⏑¦¦⏑⏑

 
⏑−¦¦−−

−⏑¦¦−−

⏑⏑¦¦−−

−−¦¦⏑−

 

−⏑¦¦⏑−

⏑⏑¦¦⏑−

−−¦¦−⏑

⏑−¦¦−⏑

 

⏑⏑¦¦−⏑

−−¦¦⏑⏑

⏑−¦¦⏑⏑

−⏑¦¦⏑⏑

 
1. ⏑−¦¦−−

2. −⏑¦¦−−

3. ⏑⏑¦¦−−

4. −−¦¦⏑−

 

5. −⏑¦¦⏑−

6. ⏑⏑¦¦⏑−

7. −−¦¦−⏑

8. ⏑−¦¦−⏑

 

9. ⏑⏑¦¦−⏑

10. −−¦¦⏑⏑

11. ⏑−¦¦⏑⏑

12. −⏑¦¦⏑⏑

There are 12 metres in the 2 syllabic Ardhasamavtta table.