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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flame, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. ty4brawl

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    Could this thing he posted the other day be the full runic alphabet?
     
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    ...It might be slightly outta order if it is
     
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    Yeah, and even without the vowels and y, there's not 1 for every letter.
     
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    Hello all!
    Wow, some neat stuff popped up in the runic studies department during the two months I was away from the forum.
    I've taken some time to review what I missed and I have a few observations to make.

    1. The apostrophe

    First of all, good job on solving that.
    One thing to notice about the apostrophe is that, in both places it occurs, it's at the beginning of a word that starts with a vowel. Actually, in both cases that vowel is "O", but since there are also "O"s in the middle of words - and no apostrophes there - I'm guessing the word-beginning is the important feature here.

    That's supported a little by this:
    An 'abjad' is a writing system in which only consonants are written, but an 'impure' abjad is one that does have a few marks that indicate or hint at vowels. I guess what we don't know yet is whether or not the apostrophe will represent any word-initial vowel, or if it's always "O".

    2. The redisgned runes

    I honestly thought that Anu meant he tweaked the way the runes were drawn, not changed their meanings. But, once we received FoenicianW1P.png. some problematic things came to light. Some of the runes have more drastically changed, and some are missing entirely. Here's a comparison of the old Halloween runes with the set found in the "Overthinking" puzzle and "FoenicianW1P.png":

    2018-02-16_old_and_new_rune_comparison.jpg

    The Halloween runes might not matter going forward, but I'd still like to solve that last unsolved section of it! Sadly all the new information (well, the new hunches) are only making it harder.

    3. The booth

    It'd be easier to read if smug buck there would move, but...
    Yeah I think that's probably it. if it's not target practice, then they're apparently selling tickets to a frigate. :p

    I look forward to seeing more of these in the game.
     
  5. Mighty Alicorn Hunter

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    Here's my go at trying to crack the runic alphabet. I compiled it in this page with what we know so far, differentiating between what was more or less figured out and what were figured out on my part (as well as the admitting that the last two came down to a guess).

    Edit: Originally put V in guess. Forgot the overthinking message confirming v
     
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  6. Pom d'or

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    First of all, kudos for reviving a thread called "Background Easter Egg" on Easter.
    I'm always happy when this thread gets some love.

    You've got [​IMG] as "d" under "Symbols we know."
    But, we only have one "d" so far (it appears in "Oleander"), and it's spelled with [​IMG] instead.

    The [​IMG] rune only appears in that annoying not-yet-deciphered part of the Halloween runes ([​IMG]).
    Although, to add to the confusion, [​IMG] appears in Anu's revised runeset ("W1P") while [​IMG] does not!
    It's tempting to guess that [​IMG] is the new [​IMG] , except that they BOTH appear in the Halloween message, so at least back then (pre-revision) they presumably represented different letters.

    Heeey @Anukan , since we'll probbaly be seeing more runes when story mode launches, when you finalize the runeset could we get them as smilies here on the forum? Low priority obviously but it'd be fun, not just for the runic studies department here but for all the fans to use once the fœnecian writing system becomes well understood.

    EDIT: fixed a typo
     

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  7. Mighty Alicorn Hunter

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    I was under the impression that we found out that section was "pact day" PC/KT D. However, I did miss that oliander had a different writing for d so I suppose that's probably incorrect?

    Edit: Either that or perhaps there are actually certain situations where symbols are swapped for other symbols, like with capitalization in more standard fonts.
     
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    I thought the consensus was that it was pact by.
     
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