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Old Germanic Alphabet

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Kate Cheremisova

on 23 October 2014

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Transcript of Old Germanic Alphabet

Germanic Alphabet
The Germanic tribes used 3 types of alphabets.
The original germanic alphabet - called the
The borrow Latin alphabet -
The mediating
Notable features
The direction of writing in early Runic inscriptions is variable. Later they settled down into a left to right pattern
Word divisions were not generally recognised in Runic writing, although one or more dots were occasionally used for this function.
There are a number of different Runic alphabets including:

Elder Futhark
Younger Futhork
Medieval (Latinised) Futhark
Elder Futhark
Latin writing was used mainly by germanic tribes having close contact with the Romans. Such relations were established by the tribes of Anglo-Saxons. Who more or less had borrowed the Latin alphabet.
Here are some theories about the origins of runes:

The alphabet was probably created independently rather than evolving from another alphabet.
Runic writing was probably first used in southern Europe and was carried north by Germanic tribes.
The Runic alphabet is thought to have been modelled on the Latin and/or Etruscan alphabet.
Old Germanic Alphabet
Younger Futhork
Danish futhark
Medieval (Latinised) futhark
Gothic Alphabet
Gothic alphabet was the mixture of the Latin symbols and a few Runic inscriptions.
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