Re: SV: SV: [folkspraak] Hungarian Runes
- So that's what you mean with bulgarian runes?
Hungarian runes probably doesn't have much to do with Wulfilas
Gothic was originally written with a Runic alphabet about which
little is known. One theory of the origins of Runes is that they
were invented by the Goths, but this is impossible to prove as very
few inscriptions of writing in Gothic runes survive.
The Gothic alphabet was invented around middle the 4th century AD by
Bishop Wulfila (311-383 AD), the religious leader of the Visigoths,
to provide his people with a written language and a means of reading
his translation of the Bible. It is based on the Greek alphabet,
with some extra letters from the Latin and Runic alphabets. "
The alphabet includes some numeral signs, that have unclear origin.
Most of the letters themselves could be clearly traced,
a few look like greco-latin letters with different phonetic value.
Since the gothic alphabet is clearly (mostly) based on greek
writing, the germanic runes most plausibly originally derived from
greco-latin writing, and the hungarian runes have unclear origin, it
is not very likely that the gothic alphabet has something to do with
--- In email@example.com, "Knutson" <asm.knut@c...> wrote:
> I just mean that Pietroassa is in Bulgaria, and I thus referred to
> runes on the ring as Bulgarian. I should like to learn more about
> Hungarian runes. Do they have anything to do with the Wulfia
> have read that Wulfia created his alphabet from the runes.
- At this site there are three fonts in the extended 16-letter one:
a bit down to the right of the page you'll find:
Hämta "Runsten" här >>>
Hämta "Runbrev" här >>>
Hämta "Runhake" här >>>
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "seb_olof" <maizecrop@h...> wrote:
> At this site there are three fonts in the extended 16-letter one:Hello, Seb! I saw the fonts.
> a bit down to the right of the page you'll find:
> Hämta "Runsten" här >>>
> Hämta "Runbrev" här >>>
> Hämta "Runhake" här >>>
Since the runes now have been implemented in Unicode,
I guess this system now is a little outdated for web usage,
but they look good. Good for personal writing...
There are some other runic fonts that could be d/l:ed, too,
such as "Gullskoen"
Hopefully the Unicode could be better implemented for web browsers
in the future, and there would be more choice of runic fonts to
download and such...