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    Writing With Runes - Using Consecutive Runes

    I came across a website that mentioned to not use runes consecutively, for example:

    "LOOK" would be spelled in runes as "LOK". You would not use the same letter in a row, so the double O's would be just one.

    I haven't come across anything official about this, is there any truth to this or is it someone's interpretation on using the runes? Yet, I haven't seen much rune writing with words that had consecutive letters.

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    This is true from everything I've learned and observed as well, with one exception:

    [...] since the writing custom avoided having the same rune twice in consecutive order, the spoken distinction between long and short vowels were not retained in writing, either. The only real reason for using the same rune consecutively, would be when it represented different sounds following each other, such as carving kunuur for the name Gunvor.
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