The Old English Futhorc

 

 

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When the English and Saxons settled England in the 5th and 6th centuries they brought runestaves with them.

The language had changed and Old English had many more sounds than Northwest Germanic. Because of this the Old English added a number of extra runestaves.

These continued to be used until after the Norman conquest.

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Old English

Unicode

Page p249 & 262, Barnes p 5, Names from Unicode Standard; Hickes quoted by Page on p198

1

16A0

f

Feoh

 

2

16A2

u

Ur

 

3

16A6

þ

Thorn

New name

4

16A9

o

Os

Name < Eldar F.; modded shape; sound < name

5

16B1

r

Rad

 

6

16B3

c

Cen

Modded shape

7

16B7

g

Gyfu

 

8

16B9

w

Wynn

 

9

16BB

h

Haegl

Modded shape

10

16BE

n

Nyd

 

11

16C1

i

Is

 

12

16C4, (16BC)

j

Ger

Page & Barnes have ; used by Hickes & Unicode

13

16C7

Ʒ/ï

Eoh

Page: pronounced as kh or i

14

16C8

p

Peorth

 

15

16C9

x

Eolhx; Elksedge

Page: rare, used as X including as symbol for Christ.

16

16CB

s

Sigel

 

17

16CF

t

Tiw

 

18

16D2

b

Beorc

 

19

16D6

e

Eh

 

20

16D7

m

Mann

 

21

16DA

l

Lagu

 

22

16DD

ŋ

Ing

New form

23

16DF

œ

Ethel

New sound owing to i-umlaut of name

24

16DE

d

Daeg

 

25

16AA

a

Ac

 

26

16AB

æ

Aesc

Shape and sound < EF № 4

27

16A3

y

Yr

Bindrune

28

16E0

ea

Ear

Bindrune

29

16E3

k

Calc

Page; not in Barnes

30

16E4

k

Cealc

Page; not in Barnes

31

16B8

g

Gar

Page; not in Barnes

32

16E1

io

Ior

Hickes only as  № 28

33

16E2

q

Cweorth

Hickes only

34

16E5

st/z

Stan

Hickes only

 

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Last updated: January 8th, 2014.