Runes and Germanic Linguistics

Runes and Germanic Linguistics

by Elmer H. Antonsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110174626

ISBN-13: 9783110174625

Pub. Date: 07/31/2002

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110174625
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #140
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Ch. 1What is runology?1
Ch. 2The oldest recorded Germanic17
Ch. 3The earliest Germanic writing system37
Ch. 4The graphemic system of the older runes51
Ch. 5The fifteenth rune73
Ch. 6Age and origin of the fupark93
Ch. 7Reading runic inscriptions119
Ch. 8Dating runic inscriptions149
Ch. 9Sacral or secular?169
Ch. 10Runic typology207
Ch. 11Phonological rules and paradigms237
Ch. 12Some controversial grammatical forms261
Ch. 13Runic syntax285
Ch. 14"Archaicizing" inscriptions297
Ch. 15The Weser runebones315
Ch. 16Old English digraphic spellings329
References343
Index of inscriptions367
Index of runic words371
Index of names375
Index of subjects379

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