OGHAM

Irish inscriptory writing

Used with Permission. PaganFiles

 

 

___________________________________I__II__III__IIII__IIIII__

I II III IIII IIIII

H D T C QU

B L F S N

 

 

___/__//___///___////____/////______________\/_______

/ // /// //// ///// /\

 

M G NG ST R P

 

_________.__..__...___....____.....______ stone or wood vowels

A O U E I

 

 

____I__II___III___IIII___IIIII___________ manuscript vowels

I II III IIII IIIII

 

A O U E I

 

 

____\__\\___\\\___\\\\___\\\\\___________ extra letters for

\ \\ \\\ \\\\ \\\\\ English usage

 

K V W Y Z

 

 

The central line denotes, in manuscript, a drawn line, and in stone

or wood, the line formed by a corner or edge.

 

Sample: literally spelled "Locksley:"

 

.. IIII \ IIII \\\\

II \ IIII II IIII \\\\

 

Phonetically spelled (better way) "Locksley:"

 

.. \ \\\\

II \ IIII II \\\\

 

In actual period usage, Ogham was written and read from right to

left, much like Arabic, thus, a more "period-correct" would be:

 

 

\\\\ \ ..

\\\\ II IIII \ II

 

Obtained from Ioseph of Locksley

For the SCRIBE BBS

1/14/94