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Author:
Nordby, K. Jonas (Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Research, University of Oslo)
Title:
Ráð þat, If You Can!
Publication type:
Article in journal (Refereed)
Language:
English
Status:
Published
In:
Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies(ISSN 1892-0950)
Volume:
3
Pages:
81-88
Year of publ.:
2013
URI:
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198547
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198547
Subject category:
Specific Languages
SVEP category:
Scandinavian languages
Research subject:
Scandinavian Languages
Keywords(en) :
Viking Age, Middle Ages, bind-runes, cryptic runes, reading orientation, Skara, Sigtuna, Bryggen in Bergen, Oslo
Abstract(en) :

Inscriptions with rune-like symbols continue to challenge the ingenuity of runologists. Such inscriptions may take the form of meaningless scribbles, complex bind-runes, or garbled texts with a hidden message. This article presents five almost identical inscriptions from such diverse places as Sigtuna, Skara, Oslo and Bergen. All five inscriptions consist of runes with added, apparently superfluous, features, and it is argued that these can be interpreted in a way that has not previously been considered.

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