Runic Pronunciation- Part 2

Now that we have journeyed through the Second Aett. I’d like to take some time with practical things with the Runes like Pronunciation. We are not all scholars in Old Norse or Old Icelandic when we are approaching the Runes. Pronunciation is key when you are doing Rune work. You want to be able to pronounce the runes properly as you are galdr-ing or chanting the runes in whatever esoteric/magical operations you are doing whether you are carving a rune set or making bind rune tine.

The following is a list of each of the runes we have gone through so far and how you can pronounce them in each of the runic systems they are in:

Futhark – “Foo-th-arc” , Futhorc – “Foo-th-orc”, Futhork “Foo-th-orc”

Elder Futhark

Rune Name Letter Phonetic Value
hagalaz Hagalaz
“haw-gaw-laws”
H h as in “hail”, aspirate “h” as in modern English
Nauthiz Nauthiz
“now-these”
N n as in “need”
Isa Isa
“ee-saw”
I ee as in “sleep”
jera Jera
“yare-awe”
J or Y y as in “year” or j as in “jaw”.
Eiwhaz Eihwaz “eye-wawz” Ei i as in “pride”, possibly short i as in “pick”
 Perthro Perthro
“perth-row”
P p as in “poem”
Elhaz-Madhr

Elhaz

“ale-hawz”

or

Algiz
“all-yeese”

Z or -r z or final R
Sowilo Sowilo
“soe-wee-low”
s as in “sun”

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc

Rune Name Letter Phonetic Value
 haegl Hægl

“Hay-gall”

H h as in “hail”, aspirate “h” as in modern English
 Nauthiz Nyd

“Nye-th”

N n as in “need”
 IMG_2083 Ís

“Ee-ss”

I ee as in “sleep”
ger Ger

“G-ear”

J or Y y as in “year” or j as in “jaw”.
Eiwhaz Eoh

“Ey-oh”

Eo E as in “Hey” and O as in “Oh”
 Perthro Peorth

“Pay-or-th”

P p as in “poem”
Elhaz-Madhr Eolh

“ale-h”

X E as in the first E in “Elle” with a silent h attached
Sol Sigel

“Zeeg-ale”

s as in “sun”

Younger Futhark

Rune Name Letter Phonetic Value
 hagal Hagall

“Haw-gall”

H h as in “hail”, aspirate “h” as in modern English
 Nauthiz Naud

“Now-th”

N n as in “need”
 IMG_2083 Íss

“Ee-sss”

I ee as in “sleep”
 jera3 Ár

“Are”

A a as in “are”
Sol Sól

“SOW-el”

S s as in “sun”

Armanen Futhork

Rune Name Letter Phonetic Value
 hagal Hagal

“Haw-gall”

H h as in “hail”, aspirate “h” as in modern English
 Nauthiz Not

“Note”

N n as in “need”
 IMG_2083 Is

“Ee-ss”

I ee as in “sleep”
 jera4 Ar

“Are”

A a as in “are”
Sol Sig

“zeeg”

S s as in “sun”
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