Icelandic Runic was created by Alexander R. as an adaptation of the runic script for Icelandic. He created it while researching if it was possible to write any modern language in runes. He thought that most languages cannot be written in runes, until he realised that Icelandic and medieval runes hvae a lot of similar letters.
The script is based on medieval runes, although vowels from Elder Futhark were added to be used for the letters á, é, í, ó, ú and ý in order to give a unique look to as many letters as possible. The Elder Futhark rune for J was also added since the medieval runes had no rune for J.
ᚼᚡᛂᚱ ᛘᛆᚧᚢᚱ ᛂᚱ ᛒᚮᚱᛁᚿᚿ ᚠᚱᛃᚨᛚᛋ ᚮᚵ ᛃᛆᚠᚿ ᚯᚧᚱᚢᛘ ᛆᚧ ᚡᛁᚱᚧᛁᚿᚵᚢ ᚮᚵ ᚱᛖᛐᛐᛁᚿᛑᚢᛘ. ᛘᛂᚿᚿ ᛂᚱᚢ ᚵᛅᛑᛑᛁᚱ ᚡᛁᛐᛋᛘᚢᚿᚢᛘ ᚮᚵ ᛋᛆᛘᚡᛁᛋᚴᚢ, ᚮᚵ ᛒᛂᚱ ᚦᛂᛁᛘ ᛆᚧ ᛒᚱᛂᛦᛐᛆ ᛒᚱᛟᚧᚢᚱᛚᛂᚵᛆ ᚼᚡᛂᚱᛃᚢᛘ ᚡᛁᚧ ᛆᚿᚿᛆᚿ.
Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvisku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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