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Vikingatida och medeltida skrifttraditioner: Några iakttagelser med utgångspunkt i det svenska runmaterialet
The Swedish National Heritage Board, Visby.
2013 (Swedish)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 4, 102-128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is not to give a full description of how the runic alphabet was used and developed in different parts of Scandinavia in the two periods in question, but rather to present a few selected cases that can shed light on one or two important issues relevant to the long history of runic script. Most of the examples are taken from Sweden. They comprise inscriptions which are either unpublished or have been ignored in the discussion of the development of runic script. The topics touched upon include the relationship between the long-branch and short-twig runes, the adoption of h as a way of denoting fricative g, the origin of some of the characters used in the medieval writing system and differences of runic tradition in various parts of Sweden.

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2013. Vol. 4, 102-128 p.
Keyword [en]
Runic alphabet, transitional runic inscriptions, the younger futhark, long-branch runes, short-twig runes, Birka, medieval runes, fricative g, runic literacy, Sigtuna, Uppland, Västergötland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213052DiVA: diva2:682693
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The Seventh International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Oslo, 9–14 August 2010
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