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Runic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3342 words)
The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes, formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in Scandinavia and the British Isles.
The most likely candidates for the origins of runic scripts are the 5th to 1st century BC Northern Italic alphabets, Lepontic, Rhaetic and Venetic, all closely related to each other and themselves descended from the Old Italic alphabet.
No distinction is made in surviving runic inscriptions between long and short vowels, although such a distinction was certainly present phonologically in the spoken languages of the time.
Runes (2217 words)
Runic inscriptions have been found in all areas known to have been extensively inhabited by Germanic tribes, and in other areas where a Germanic presence is strongly suspected.
The runic alphabet of the Germanic world is called the 'futhark', which is simply the first six letters of this alphabet pronounced in sequence ('th' is an interdental fricative).
Inscriptions dating from the transitional time between the first and second periods are somewhat problematic simply due to a lack of a coherent standard orthography.
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