Talk:Wynn

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Untitled[edit]

What font is needed to view the runes at [1]? Is there somewhere I can get it? The rune on wynn is still a ? for me instead of &x16b9; --MerovingianTalk 01:58, Aug 11, 2004 (UTC)

Moving back to Wynn[edit]

The unicode character is not displayable using the default character sets that are widely available. Moreover, it is not a character in modern English orthography. At minimum, article titles should be visible to users without the need to load specialized software. Robert A West 18:34, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Good. Septentrionalis 18:35, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Oh, and if someone feels the need to move it back again, please take it to WP:RM. See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English). The default rule on Wikipedia has been elucidated on the talk page for that policy by Jimbo Wales: "My perspective is that if I don't see it on my keyboard, and if I didn't sing it in the alphabet song, it's 'fancy' and therefore should be avoided." We should not do otherwise without consensus. Robert A West 19:34, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Sorry, that comment in the text wasn't very clear. By "needs citations", I meant that we should be specifying which edition of the Rune Poem the text quoted in the article is taken from, what the line numbers are, and, if the modern English text is from a published translation, whose it is. Does anyone know? — Haeleth Talk 21:28, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

sure -- and I note rune poem (where the translation was taken from) has no decent references either. It's just that html comments are not very visible, it is better to demand references on talk, or, in bad cases, use {{fact}}. The text of the OE rune poem is taken from the DOE Electronic edition (line 9.22) dab () 13:31, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Ah, sorry; and thank you, all is now clear. — Haeleth Talk 17:30, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Origin of Æ[edit]

Re: your removal of Æ from the article - Æsc "Ash" does exist in the Old English Rune Poem, although I am not certain on its etymology into English since this ligature existed in Classical /Medieval Latin and other languages. I have restored the removal - please log in and discuss the changes on the talk page. - WeniWidiWiki 19:11, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

The letter Æ æ is simply a ligature of the two latin letters a and e. See the article Æ, which explains it in details. In particular, the letteræ is, in English, just a transliteration of the rune æsc.

So, I understand (now) your confusion: the letter itself (æ) is of latin origin, but its (English) name (æsc/ash) is of runic origin --147.210.22.149 21:21, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

The roman glyph æ is indeed a ligature, but remember that in English, æ was a singular letter, as there was a singular "ash" rune, distinct from the A rune. English is not latin. Speak ENGLISH or get out!—Ƿōdenhelm (talk) 14:03, 11 November 2008 (UTC)