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Feoh cwm fruman, mannum frfor geaf,
r ode, wildenesse gebrhte h ;
Đyrs him ftor ongest macode,
s ac genam wicgum thyht,
Rd ho gefron, eftgesyht gaton,
Cen manna gehwylcum heora hm,
Gyfu ǽrfter him wyrscype sealde,
Wynn best wscodon ho begetan,
Hgl oftost on heofones lyfte foll,
Nd gelaflasse nne cyre syle,
Is by cealdost, gehran urfon,
Gr fter, beorhtlce glysna,
Eoh oft bringe blenesse, wyrta dope,
Peor on nihte him betst ws,
Eolh on fenne, wtre inne wiexe,
Sgel loht giefe ac trowes,
Tw gefǽrlassum by, strong ac,
Beorc wlitig tcwm las bleda,
Eh wlanc by londwealcum frond,
Mann ys lof ac on eoran gedmed,
Lagu werum locca ac lette,
Ing nys nǽniges gecenned, gerun eallum,
Dg wear wicgum of godum gehworfen,
el endelce by on eallum heortum wera.
A quick Old English runes poem I made today... I replaced Þorn by Đyrs which should have been the original rune from Proto-Germanic *Þurisaz (Thurisaz).

Translation:
Fehu came first, gave comfort to men,
Uruz then, wildness he brought,
Thurisaz after, scared them,
Ansuz brought hope to men,
Raido they made a journey of, a new sight they got,
Kenaz is home to certain men,
Gebo thereafter gave them worship,
Wunjo they best wished,
Hagalaz falls on the heaven,
Naudiz unfortunatedly leaves few choice,
Isaz is coldest, they shall hear it,
Jeran after, shines brightly,
Eihwaz brings often joy, roots deep,
Perthro was their best at night,
Elhaz (Algiz) on a fen, waxes within water,
Sowilo gives light and trees,
Tiwaz is brave and strong,
Ehwaz is beautiful and land-walkers' (wanderers') friend,
Mannaz is dear but doomed on earth,
Laguz attracts men as well as it repulses them,
Ingwaz is not known by anyone, secret to all,
Dagaz was given by the gods to the men,
Othala endly, is on all men's hearts.
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   General Artist
Cool. :)

It sounds better translated to English, but maybe that's just me.
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sewandrere Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks ;) I don't know, my modern English texts are often full of mistakes as I'm not english^^ well my old English texts as well but mistakes can't be seen xD
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
Ah.

What are you then? :)
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sewandrere Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
I'm French^^
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
I think I'm partly French. :)
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sewandrere Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
Cool! Because you're Canadian I reckon?
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
Yes. Most of my ancestors came over from Britain, but a few may have been Scottish, Irish, German and Italian. That's a lot of European. XD
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sewandrere Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, you're multi-national xD For me I don't really know^^ mostly Norman, but also a bit English, Dutch and Spanish^^
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Thom0873 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done, a nice creation of a rune poem. You have a good grasp of rune lore and Old Englis.
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sewandrere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks :D Do you 'speak' Old English?
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Thom0873 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, I don't dedicate enough time to the study. It is the whole six kids, starting a business, and other stuff that is called life. I do have Pollington's works on learning OE and can recognise many words though. You have done well with what you have achieved.
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sewandrere Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Writer
Ah I understand^^ I would like to become a kind of OE teacher or a philologist^^

Thanks so much!!!
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MilseMelk Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I really wish I knew how to pronounce this... :P Also it's always nice to recognize some words. :)
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sewandrere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
Oh it is not so hard to pronounce^^ 'eo' is pronounced 'io' and 'ea' is 'ia', and is 'th'^^ that's the most important ;)

I love cognates between languages :D That's my passion xD
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Thanks for the translation my norwegian isen't enought for me to understand germanic (That's either Germanic or old norse, no?)
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sewandrere Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Writer
That's in Old English :) Thanks so much :D Cool you're Norwegian, maybe you could recognize a few words :)
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actualy, I am swiss, living in Portugal and learning Norwegian ^^;

Whoa....complicated. Sounds a lot like old norse. I did recognized some words, hense my question, but not many ^^;
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sewandrere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
Very cool!!! :D

Oh some words are cognates even if they don't look like^^ for example 'geaf' (l.1) means 'gave' and it is 'gav' or 'ga' in Norwegian I think^^ (correct me if I'm wrong :/ ) and 'þǽræfter' (l.7) is made of 'þǽr' + 'æfter', which is exactly like Norwegian 'deretter'^^ Cognates are hidden xD
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No wonder I didn't saw it :facepalm:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thank you so much for the translation. I love the legends and mythology.
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sewandrere Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome ;) Do you know the real Old English rune poem? It's wonderful, helped me doing this kind of summary of it^^
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I remember most of the story. ^^
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