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.
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.