Runic letters on a bowl?

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by CyrusSH, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. CyrusSH Banned

    Persian - Iran
  2. Segorian Senior Member

    Icelandic & Swedish
    No, so far as I can see none of the symbols on the bowl look like runes. Also, calligraphic runic inscriptions are almost nonexistent. On the hypothesis that there is indeed a connection to runes, a possible explanation is perhaps that these are ornamental symbols imitating runes, mirroring the use in Europe of imitations of the Kufic script for decorative purposes around the same time.
  3. CyrusSH Banned

    Persian - Iran
    There is a Kufic word (in white color) on the sail which seems to be الملک (al-malik) which means "king" but other ones in black color, as you said, are probably just ornamental symbols.
  4. tewlwolow

    tewlwolow Senior Member

    Polish - Poland
    Note also that Scandinavian runes have lots in common with Iberian and even Old Turkic scripts.

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