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What is Runic Script
Runic Script were used for several rune alphabets around year 150 to 1500.
Rune alphabets was used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet.
Germanic languages includes:
- North Germanic: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroese.
- West Germanic: English, German, Dutch.
- East Germanic (extinct): Gothic.
4 major Runic alphabets are:
- Elder Futhark. Used around year 100 to 800.
- Anglo-Saxon runes. Used around year 400 to 1100.
- Younger Futhark. Used around year 900 to 1100. It has 2 variants, called Long-branch and short-twig.
- Medieval runes. Used around year 1100 to 1500.
Note, there's also Tokien rune. It is based on Anglo-Saxon rune and used in the novel the Hobbit. Reference: 11096r-n4013r-runic-additions.pdf
Younger Futhark, long-branch
Younger Futhark, short-twig
The Franks Casket (or the Auzon Casket) is a small Anglo-Saxon whale's bone chest from the early 8th century. The casket is densely decorated with knife-cut narrative scenes in flat two-dimensional low-relief and with inscriptions mostly in Anglo-Saxon runes. Generally reckoned to be of Northumbrian origin, it is of unique importance for the insight it gives into early Anglo-Saxon art and culture. Both identifying the images and interpreting the runic inscriptions has generated a considerable amount of scholarship.
[from Wikipedia, 2019-06-03]
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