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What does this say? Read this thing [NSF56K]

FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
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Someone left this on a table at the restaurant I work at. It is entirely possible that this is just some made up alphabet and no one will recognize it but just in case someone can I'm posting it here.

SOLVE THIS MYSTERY

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Its runic. Like, vikings and what not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_alphabet

    No idea what it says though.

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Looks like a language from Tolkein's stuff.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zeon wrote: »
    Its runic. Like, vikings and what not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_alphabet

    No idea what it says though.
    Yeah, it looks like some form of the Futhark, though it could just be someone fucking around.

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    æn (in) a dream
    æn (in) a reality

    Edit: Hah... didn't notice the H-rape... that's how the two lines start, though... according to the chart on that linked wiki page

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Okay

    "In a dream I was only (something)
    In reality I was only me"

    Maybe?

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    "Dear Waitress. I like You. Do you like me? __ Yes __ No."

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    "Once" is what I'm interpreting, not "only"...

    It looks like either whoever wrote it has a different opinion of phonetics than I do, or the table on that wiki page is inaccurate (probably the former)... but there's one character in the last word on the first line I can't find a translation for.

    I get "J-O-...-R-S"... Yours?

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  • ArsonistArsonist Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    In a dream I was once yours
    In reality I was once me

    Edit : Third letter in "yours" is a bit jagged, assuming it is Elder Futhark.

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  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I dunno, I think it makes more sense with "only" instead of "once", with "I was only yours" meaning "I was your one and only".

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is the coolest H/A thread.

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  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Anyone still got the manual for Ultima 9? I think it had a runic alphabet explanation or something. Not the real alphabet, mind you, but maybe it'll fit?

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  • ArsonistArsonist Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ferrus wrote: »
    Anyone still got the manual for Ultima 9? I think it had a runic alphabet explanation or something. Not the real alphabet, mind you, but maybe it'll fit?


    Britannian Runes which Ultima used are very similar -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Britannian_runes.png

    My personal reference was Elder Futhark -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_Futhark

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  • ceresceres Let the storm rage on The cold never bothered me anywayRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Arsonist wrote: »
    In a dream I was once yours
    In reality I was once me

    Edit : Third letter in "yours" is a bit jagged, assuming it is Elder Futhark.

    This is correct. Technically it's "In a reality". This sort of use of the runic alphabet is really popular among high school students just getting into something like Wicca, who like writing things they think only they know how to read. I speak from authority on this because I was once one of them.

    No wonder I want to wrap you up and take you home
    I'm looking forward to the chance to meet again, but then again it all depends
    Suddenly I'm not so sure that intentions can be pure
    If I could just throw all my doubts into the wind I think that they'd come back again
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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that's tranneados!

    (the toon)

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    just FYI i didn't do this

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    nudge nudge wink wink

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    You guys fuckin' rule. I posted this on the off chance someone might be able to recognize it or something - I didn't even expect to get a single reply.

    And yeah the people who left it were young looking, though probably not in highschool, and dressed in pretty stereotypical "goth" fashion.

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  • President RexPresident Rex Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Your only recourse is to call the author argr and hope for a holmgang. Because that's how fun-loving and easy-going the Norse were.

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  • tardcoretardcore Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So did they leave a tip or was that supposed to be it?

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