Re: [gothic-l] Gothic shipbuilding
- Le Bateman wrote:
> Did the Goths like the Nosreman have the knowledge to build seagoingI recall reading that the Heruls undertook naval operations in
>ships, or was their primary means of travel by horse. Just was wodering if
>they ever ventured across the Atlantic to my neck of the woods not
>necessarily Alabama, but anywhere in the Continnental U.S.A. Could the
>Kensington Rune stones in Minnesota have been Gothic instead of Norse.
>Experts are studying those. Anyone ever heard of a Dr. Richard Nielson who
>lives in California, but was at a University in Denamrk at one time. A
>Runologist at the Universtiy of Oslo also is studying these.
the 3rd century (Black Sea/Mediterranean are). Also, some centuries
later the Vandals built a large fleet and became a major naval
power in the Mediterranean, based in North Africa. Historians
have expressed amazement at how quickly the Vandals were able
to master the necessary naval skills, since they, as a people,
had then been land-based for several centuries.
The only "experts" who are now studying the Kensington runestone
are those ignorant of modern Swedish, because that is the language
on the Kensington stone. If your mother language is one of the modern
Scandinavian languages and you are familiar with how these differ
from Medieval Scandinavian, a simple transcription of the Kensington
text will convince you that although the stone may be old, the text isn't.