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“I know those spells which a ruler’s wife doesn’t know, nor any man’s…”

how do you write with runes?


Sæll (eða sæl), vinur,
(Hello, friend,)

Depending on your level of familiarity with runes in general, this could either be a fairly short response, or a fairly long one. Since I am the cautious type, though, I am probably going to give you more information than you were seeking, and I hope that will be alright with you.

A little disclaimer before I continue: I am still learning about runes, and I have by no means studied them enough to be a reliable source in all matters of runology. At all. I have studied them in a book or two, though, so I am not just babbling nonsense. Also, I am only talking about the Younger Futhark here, because that is what I write with and what I am comfortable with in terms of knowledge. This is the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, even though people tend to popularize the Elder Futhark instead. Anyway, If you want any additional detail, please check out @thorraborinn. He is a very wise man when it comes to carving runes. In fact, he has helped me along this path on a few occasions, for which I am very grateful. He will also be quick to correct me if I happen to make any errors while answering you, so you can rest assured that this post will be peer-reviewed, in a sense.

To answer in the most direct way possible, I write them online (like this: ᚠᛁᚮᚱᚾ) in likely the least convenient way possible. I literally have copied and pasted them from online and put them into a note file on my computer for quicker access. I can plop them here on this post, though:


– f
– u, v, o, y, ø, w
– þ, ð (1.)
ᚮ, ᚨ – a, o, ö
– r
– k, g
– h
– n
– i, e, œ, j
– a, æ
– s
– t, d
– b, p
– m (2.)
– l
– R

A few points:

(1.) Both of these letters represent the English ‘th’ sound, although ‘þ’ is unvoiced (just air) while ‘ð’ is voiced (you can feel your vocal coords vibrating).

(2.) There is another m-rune, at least according to the book I have used thus far, but I believe this one is the most appropriate.

Book source: Jesse L. Byock, Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas. (Pacific Palisades, CA: Jules William Press, 2013), 76-8.


It is an alphabet that is heavily based on the way letters sound. That being said, there are a few Old Norse words that will use runes that one may not expect, but that is because they are said differently than they are spelled in the standard. For example:

  • steinn (stone) – ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ (stain)

For that example, modern Icelandic would add a t-insertion in the -nn (making it -tn) because of the -ei- before it. I only mention this due to the pronunciation methods used for Old Norse, but it seems that the modern method applies less to writing runes than it does to reading literature, so take care of that.


Anyway, since I am not sure how much detailed you actually want, I will stop myself here, though I will point you to Thorraborinn’s Runic Resources for Beginners (and Beyond). If you want more detail, his hall is a safe place to start. You can feel free to ask me if you have any more questions, of course, but he is available as well. Nonetheless, I am always glad to lend a hand whenever I am able to.

I hope that was helpful for you.

Með vinsemd og virðingu,
(With friendliness and respect,)
Fjörn

anonymous asked:

I hate this fandom so much all the boys got a 1# on iTunes in various countries but now is liam and idk on the others but my country he is 5# 😒 Also all have 1# tts and Liam is now 3# . Is really sad like how small ppl care about him I hope he will do promo this week and hopefully the GP swill see that Bc of not his 1# week sales I don't think are going to be that good :/ maybe even worse than sh and sh debuted 90# on billboard and 25 U.K. charts, well lest stream his song a lot in UK and USA í ½

Hiiii,

Darling, I am so sorry that I’m responding to this so late. I was out and I am glad I was bc this fandom is ugly and while I kept getting news from a few trusted friends, I still could manage to channel most of my energy into Strip that down and Liam. Good news though that since Liam’s #1 on iTunes worldwide!!!!! I don’t expect this fandom to do much to ensure longevity but honestly, fuck everyone. I have tried to keep calm and all that but what’s the point? Liam deserves fandom support and what does he get instead? THIS. People abandoning him bc of an audio (this coming from those who seem to know better, naht here for this fam) or a lyric that’s not even vicious or the fact that he’s Liam, plain and simple?

Anyway, keep streaming Strip that Down and watch his lyric mv also bc why not and refresh don’t replay. 

Meanwhile me to this worthless fandom who’re so fucking unfair: