Introduction to Runic Transcription

Introduction to Runic Transcription
Runic Transcription uses Magnus Runes, which is a phonemic orthography, or true alphabet, which aligns with spoken sounds.

Runes are a phonetic representation of spoken communication. Rather than representing language with an alphabet that letters form words that hold meaning, Runic Transcription generates written characters associated with the sounds of speech production.

Magnus Runes are the official runic characters used by World Templar for internal communications between Agents. These characters are a basic phonetic system that has no relationship with uses of divination and magick. Just because a some alphabetical or numerical characters may be used for magical purposes does not mean that all uses of the alphabet and numbers are magical uses.
Runic Transcription can be written even though the meaning is not understood because it associates the sounds with characters. Once written, Runic Transcriptions can be spoken even though the meaning may not be understood.

The purpose of this section is to provide a basic introduction to the phonetic transcription aspects of the Runes.

Runic Transcription processes illustrate the powerful point that, just because man can speak, write and read, there can be a profound gap between what he thinks he is communicating (or understands) verses the concepts that surround him.

The runic characters presented are from the modern Magnus Runes which find their origin from the Younger Futhark. Specifically, they are related to the Medieval runes (12th to 15th c.). In the Middle Ages, the Younger Futhark in Scandinavia was expanded and made upgrades like putting dots to indicate voicing. These were predominant in Scania at the time and more related to the Danish language than Swedish. The rules have been extended and he has expanded their 27 runes into 33 and cleaned up the inconsistencies and errors.


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