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Letter w

Postby samurai » 23 Feb 2013, 17:39

I'm trying to write some things in Ogham,but there is no letter w,what ogham can I use or does it not exist?

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Re: Letter w

Postby Oakapple » 23 Feb 2013, 22:09

I had this problem too, I think I used Alder (fearn) for w, but I can't remember why, or where I read it! Sory, no time to hunt it out at the moment, but I will get back to you!

On a quick search I found this

http://www.paganroots.net/paganism/38-ogham
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Re: Letter w

Postby Oakapple » 28 Feb 2013, 19:28

I've found alder used for w in a couple more places, so I can't have made it up! Hope this helps.

http://ogham.celt.dias.ie/menu.php?lang=en&menuitem=50

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ogham.htm
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Re: Letter w

Postby vanillabrite » 06 Jun 2013, 11:47

I would also suggest fearn / Alder. The Irish language doesn't have the letter 'w', and in the old Celtic words that evolved into Irish, w turned into f. So, use the one for F!
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