Which runes go with which language?

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Emma Groeneveld
by Jackson Crawford
published on 17 June 2018

A look at the history of the runic alphabets, and which runes were used to write which language.

Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA). He is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian. More about Jackson Crawford: http://www.colorado.edu/gsll/jackson-crawford and his Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/GHnICzAT9tA

Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda is available now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162... and his translation of The Saga of the Volsungs with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok is forthcoming: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-saga-of-the-volsungs-4070

Jackson Crawford's Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/norsebysw

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APA Style

Crawford, J. (2018, June 17). Which runes go with which language?. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1387/which-runes-go-with-which-language/

Chicago Style

Crawford, Jackson. "Which runes go with which language?." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1387/which-runes-go-with-which-language/.

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Crawford, Jackson. "Which runes go with which language?." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2018. Web. 18 Jul 2024.