Hi, today I was google-ing the vikings and found someone interesting that is not much written about him so I'm curious for his history but I was trying and trying to find more info and I can't I found this forum while I was searching and I guess I'll try my chances here now
Who is the viking known as "Ali" is there any information about him that is not on the wiki? Can someone please
help me find more info about him?
This is what is written on the wiki about him: U 194
This secluded runestone is located in a grove near Vńsby, [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppland"]Uppland[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden"]Sweden[/ame]. It was raised by a Viking in commemoration of his receiving one danegeld in England. It is classified as being carved in [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runestone_styles"]runestone style[/ame] Pr3 and, together with U 344
, it has been said to be the earliest example of an [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urnes_style"]Urnes style[/ame] inscription in Uppland.
The runic text follows a common rule to only carve a single rune for two consecutive letters, even when the letters were at the end of one word and the beginning of a second word.
When the text shown as Latin characters, the transliterated runes are doubled and separate words are shown. For U 194 has three examples where this occurred, ■inoftiR
is transliterated as ■ino| |oftiR
as tuk| |knuts
, and anklanti
as a| |anklanti
Latin transliteration: al|i| |l|it raisa stain ■ino| |oftiR sik sialfan ' hon tuk| |knuts kialt a| |anklanti ' ku■ hialbi hons ant
Old Norse transcription: Ali/Alli let rŠisa stŠin ■enna ŠftiR sik sialfan. Hann tok Knuts giald a Ănglandi. Gu hialpi hans and.
English translation: "┴li/Alli had this stone raised in memory of himself. He took Kn˙tr's payment in England. May God help his spirit."