One: Scansion and Related Matters


1.13 The quotation marker and the recitor's remarks

It should be noted here that the quotation marker ti, when it occurs at the end of a verse is normally considered as outside the metre (cases where it may need to be counted as inside the metre metri causa in order to make a line scan remain doubtful). Note however that ti sometimes occurs as an integral part of a verse, and the syllables are then counted as normal.

A similar phenomenon is the case of the so-called "recitor's remarks" (e.g. "iti Dhaniyo Gopo", Sn 1:2 vs 1 (vs 18), and see GD II, p. 137 for references), which are also outside the metre, and are presumed to have been added in by the recitor in order to clarify the context.