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Old July 30th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #1

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Writing a Name in Germanic Elder Futhark


Iím currently writing a story set in ancient Germania; my main character (father was Cherusci, mother was Chatti) is named ANTSECG. As far as I understand, this Saxon name could have well been used among the Cherusci since some believe the Cherusci later merged into the Saxons and the Franks. My question is, to write Antsecg in Elder Futhark, Iíve been told to spell it phonetically. Would this be ONTSEG? (the way I pronounce it . . . ahnt-segg).


Could anybody possibly give me the Elder Futhark rune symbols for this name?



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Hi, Recusant . . .


Thanks for the help! I actually had all the runes figured out except the 'ah' sound, which I got mixed up with the 'o' (since I pronounce this particular name 'ont-seg'). Elder Futhark is a fascinating tongue.


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Re: Writing a Name in Germanic Elder Futhark


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Iím currently writing a story set in ancient Germania
You should post some of your writings in the "Historical Fiction" forum. I'm sure I'm not the only one on Historum that would love to read them
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Re: Writing a Name in Germanic Elder Futhark


Okay, everyone, here is another challenge My favorite male German name (and one I'm using in my story) is Dietrich. (It's pronounced like dee-trik, not dee-trish as I've heard some say). How would Ģeudo rīks / thuida reiks / Theodoric / Dietrich have been spelled in Elder Futhark?


Also, Dietrich / Theodoric / Thiuda Reiks is said to be a Gothic name. Only Gothic? My sources say the name roots come from Proto-Germanic, which is much broader than just Gothic. Any thoughts? Thanks for any help!


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Hmm. Seems nobody else is going to jump in here, so I'll take another shot at it. I understand that you've probably already come up with something, and are looking for somebody else's take on it. Too bad the inestimable Richard Stanbery is temporarily unable to make it here; I think I recall that he had a thing for futhark runes.

Anyway, here's my version of "Dietrich" in futhark:

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Morning, Recusant, all:


Thanks for your help! I do wonder if, since the "original" form of 'Dietrich' was
Ģeudo rīks or thiuda reiks, the Elder Futhark would have spelled this version.


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