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Reshki
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Does anyone know the correct runic spelling for Skaği?

Some anglicanize it as Skadi, some as Skathi.

So, in the ELDER FUTHARK, would it be:

http://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/sol.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/kaun.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/as.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/dagr.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/is.gif

or

http://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/sol.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/kaun.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/as.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/thurs.gifhttp://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/is.gif

Sigurd
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 03:02 AM
I would probably opt for the spelling which includes Dagaz, rather than the one which includes Thurisaz.

Mainly because the Runes were oft used as a pretty phonetic script, and for a certain sound you would have likely used a similar rune - otherwise you'd end up like the Anglo-Saxon Futhark, over 30 and growing... ;)

Either way, the "eth" sound is a very soft th, rather than the "thorn" sound which is a very hard one. Actually the Thurisaz rune was sort of retained even in English till the end of the 1st millennium CE, Thorn was a proper letter.

It is possible that it could have been the Thurisaz Rune used, however this would make it rather odd for it to become a "d" in the Anglicised version. This would be more likely in the Germanised version, but not in the Anglicised version.

But that's at least my take on it. And you certainly won't be skinned alive for spelling it either way. :P

Reshki
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Cool, plus Dagaz looks nicer. . .:D

Dodenknoop
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Skadi contains D not Th!

So ... http://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/dagr.gif

şeudiskaz
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 11:23 PM
I believe the Runic writings were written (according to wikipedia, I believe) right to left, not left to right.

Edit: This is not to say that one needs write runes in that direction today. Really, I think it mostly is about your own preference.

Reshki
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Skadi contains D not Th!

So ... http://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/dagr.gif

The confusion is, I've seen it written as both Skadi, and as Skathi.

So I'll go with the consensus and use http://www.arild-hauge.com/arild-hauge/dagr.gif :D

My concern is not being disrespectful in inscribing her runes.


I believe the Runic writings were written (according to wikipedia, I believe) right to left, not left to right.

Edit: This is not to say that one needs write runes in that direction today. Really, I think it mostly is about your own preference.

My understanding is that it depends on which language you are using the runes in. Since I'll be using them in English, left to right would be correct, yes?

şeudiskaz
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Are you using it in part of a larger sentence, or the word alone?

I was under the impression the word was to be used alone, if you want to use it in an English sentence, I assume you'd spell it left to right, to make sense in the English sentence.

Otherwise it would be weird and backwards.

Edit: Though I am very partial to the Thurisaz rune in general, I think that Dagaz is the more fitting rune for "Skadi" personally I've only ever seen it spelled like that in English.

Reshki
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 02:37 AM
I'm going to use it alone, inscribed on something.

Sigurd
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 03:03 AM
I believe the Runic writings were written (according to wikipedia, I believe) right to left, not left to right.

Edit: This is not to say that one needs write runes in that direction today. Really, I think it mostly is about your own preference.

Mate, this is not Arabic or something! Runes were written both directions! Just check the Runestones! :D