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Runes and Germanic Linguistics

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ISBN-10: 3110174626

ISBN-13: 9783110174625

Edition: 2002

Authors: Elmer H. Antonsen

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The older runic inscriptions (ca. AD 150 - 450) represent the earliest attestation of any Germanic language. The close relationship of these inscriptions to the archaic Mediterranean writing traditions is demonstrated through the linguistic and orthographic analysis presented here. The extraordinary importance of these inscriptions for a proper understanding of the prehistory and early history of the present-day Germanic languages, including English, becomes abundantly clear once the accu-mulation of unfounded claims of older mythological and cultic studies is cleared away.
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 7/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 402
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.06" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

What is runology?
The oldest recorded Germanic
The earliest Germanic writing system
The graphemic system of the older runes
The fifteenth rune
Age and origin of the fupark
Reading runic inscriptions
Dating runic inscriptions
Sacral or secular?
Runic typology
Phonological rules and paradigms
Some controversial grammatical forms
Runic syntax
"Archaicizing" inscriptions
The Weser runebones
Old English digraphic spellings
Index of inscriptions
Index of runic words
Index of names
Index of subjects