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Estonian folk hymns
and runic songs -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... enduring, limitless appeal.'

Songs of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs. © 2013 harmonia mundi usa

Runology is the study of the runic alphabets, runic inscriptions, runestones, and their history. Old Norse Runes (Proto-Norse: runo, Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter. The Scandinavian variants are also known as futhark or fuþark (derived from the alphabet's first six letters: F, U, Þ, A, R and K. Runology forms a specialised branch of Germanic linguistics...

Copyright © 6 January 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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SONGS OF OLDEN TIMES

ESTONIA

HARMONIA MUNDI

EARLY MUSIC

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