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Ogham alphabet
Glossemata Genealogicę ^ | The Alphabetary Heraldic

Posted on 07/27/2004 11:34:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Ogham inscriptions : [600 bc] primitive inscriptions of the old Q-Celt (600 bc) or the newer P-Celt (400 bc) that survive in the British Isles. We have a total of approximately 375 Ogham inscriptions. Ireland has some 316 Ogham inscriptions, Wales has 40 inscriptions, and the Isle of Man has 10 inscriptions. One inscription survived at Silchester in southern England, and a few Pictish Ogham inscriptions have been found in Scotland, as far north as the Shetland Islands. Ogham script often runs upward, in a vertical manner, for it was originally written as notches on wooden staves.

Oghams : cypher alphabets; vestiges of the Celtic Ogham alphabet that are sometimes characterized by their appearance or the place of their discovery. The categories in the Book of Ballymote include the wheel Ogham, bird Ogham, pig Ogham, and color Ogham, as well as Oghams of the tree, hill, church, castle, fruit. Cf. cypher alphabets.

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1 posted on 07/27/2004 11:34:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv
Plus, there are many Ogam inscriptions found in the US as well. Just finished reading a very good book, America BC, awesome stuff.

I'm fascinated by the Ogam script. Very versatile. Each letter of the 'alpahbet' is a series of lines. When you are carving words on rocks, it's much easier to carve lines then fancy cursive type letters. Plus you can use your fingers to spell the letters as a kind of sign language. And then, many statues have been found where the hands are spelling words, leaving behind a message for all time.

2 posted on 07/27/2004 9:13:42 PM PDT by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: yhwhsman
I've very fond of that book. Fell's idea (perhaps he gave attribution elsewhere, I read it 20 years ago) was that Ogham began as a type of fingerspelling. He also notes that the fingers of the Thor character on the Gundestrup Cauldron spell "thunder" using ogham and whatever language it was...
America B.C. America B.C.
by Barry Fell

find it in a nearby library
Saga America Saga America
by Barry Fell

find it in a nearby library
Bronze-Age America Bronze-Age America
by Barry Fell

find it in a nearby library

3 posted on 07/27/2004 10:06:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very interesting read. I picked it up about 15 yrs ago. An interesting note, is that while visiting an old museum on the Island of Hokkaido, I came across some reproductions of ancient Ainu, that very closely resembled something like the Ogams or Runes. I haven't been able to find any more info though.


4 posted on 07/28/2004 12:17:02 PM PDT by stuartcr
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To: SunkenCiv
Ogham began as a type of fingerspelling

I think it's a very advanced language myself. I'm amazed at how difficult it is for people to believe that ancient people's visited America in the past, and how resistent they are to the evidence Fell has gathered.

5 posted on 07/28/2004 12:47:08 PM PDT by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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While looking for "ogham" with "ainu", found this on FR using Google:
The Pinta, Santa Maria And A Chinese Junk?
Posted on 02/03/2003 3:18:04 PM PST by blam
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6 posted on 07/28/2004 11:01:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the link..truly interesting.


7 posted on 07/29/2004 5:40:27 AM PDT by stuartcr
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8 posted on 07/29/2004 10:04:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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9 posted on 11/27/2009 8:41:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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