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Runstenarna i Kronobergs län: en studie i språk och utförande
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe similarities and differences in the inscriptions of runestones in

today's county of Kronoberg, the former county of Värend and, in addition, a part of the former

county of Sunnerbo. The study is based on 27 remaining runestones which are analysed through

choice of words and runes, orthography and decorations.

The section of choice of words and runes are categorised and based on the choice of choosing

one particular word over another and of choosing one particular rune over another. Orthography is

based on the spelling of five particular words; efter, sten, reste, hjälpe and och. Monophtongisation

is discussed and analysed. The section of decorations has two subsections; 1) crucifixes and

”suns”, and 2) other forms of decoration.

The study showed that the runestones had some significant numbers of similarities and

differences. The study also showed that the option of choosing one word, or rune, over another was

probably a conscious choice made by the runic inscriber himself. The spelling of the five words

revealed a limited number of spelling choices, and that monophtongisation had occurred in some

words. The majority of the runestones had some form of decoration, usually a crucifix, which were

categorised. However, attribution could only be made in a few cases, due to the limited amount of

criteria used.

Keywords: crucifixes, decorations, Kronoberg, monophtongisation, runes, runestones, Sunnerbo,

Värend

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
crucifixes, decorations, monophtongisation, runes, runestones
Keywords [sv]
Kronoberg, Sunnerbo, Värend
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-2546DiVA, id: diva2:206496
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2009-02-09 Created: 2009-02-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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