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Elder Futhark Phonetic Values


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When matching runes of the Elder Futhark to modern English phonetics which runs would you use to represent V?

I've always used the Wynn/Wynjo rune based on modern German pronunciation of the letter W.

I'm interested to hear other people's thoughts on this. :)

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I prefer Fehu =f as closer to the English v then w.

 

Edited to say: does Welsh have f instead of v ?

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Welsh has f and ff but no v.

 

Never taken that into account, which is a bit daft as I'm Welsh *facepalm*

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I've always been very runic tbh, never really had much to do with Coelbran.

 

I take it that it's origins are...erm...debatable?

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Origins of Coelbren almost certainly are debatable, though I've heard both sides of the debate.

 

No, there's no v-Coelbren because the letter v doesn't exist in Welsh, you'd need to use the f (or the lenited b or m respectively depending on your context)

 

gwyn eich byd

 

Ffred

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