It is time to revisit W, V, Wyn and the idea of “Joy”. The symbol for the rune Wyn is a wind vane. What joy has to do with wind vanes has been a real puzzle so, I have been declining the words with W as a “double U”, as two runes of group energy. There is not enough redundancy to support the sense of this to my satisfaction even though the sense is supportable by the sense of a W in place of the Anglo-Saxon ‘uu’. The French scribes allegedly made this substitution.
Also, I still haven’t found a rune for V though is can be declined with a voiced F for Feoh. I am personally offended by depending on the sound of a letter for the sense of the letter as, that fall-back position is a source of much confusion in English. We have been learning and teaching English almost exclusively by the sounds of the letters. This would make V a substantive of F. The sense of V as well-being, wealth holds up however, the support or evidence is woefully insubstantial and it won’t support any thoughtful argument that I can imagine. Since Feoh is about wealth, well-being, even factoring in the ‘eoh’ of human spirit gives us an evanescent or vacuous support
This problem gives me the opportunity to demonstrate my process for finding the inherent sense of a rune. The first step is always discovery, to uncover all the facts. First, I decode the name of the rune at issue. WYN would be ‘joy – distant time, place, space – a need of some kind’. Second, I make a list of words using the letter and rune in question. Third, I look for the common denominator of sense in the words. This time there was another step which I recall doing only once before.
This additional step is to look at another letter which is substituted for it in other languages: The letters H and J are each represented by a Hagal rune and their sounds change between Latin and Germanic languages. I checked for a conflating of V with W and found it between German and Yiddish. I found two words for the word ‘window’. One sounded like vindow and the other had a different root and was pronounced fenster. Therefore, I’m going to make two lists one with the letter W and the other with V substituted for the W. This is to check for a language correspondence. Another step is to make a list of words using V in various positions: determinative, root, grammatical suffix. This step is a means of isolating the sense expressed with the letter V without regard to the sense of W. These steps amount to asking a series of questions when one doesn’t know enough to pose specific questions. This is a means of finding just what is at issue (what is being asked) before
asking. How can anyone form a question without knowing the subject? We need a discovery stage to discover the questions.
A good place to start is the sense element in the rune. This is -ane as in plane, wane, cane, pane, stane, lane, planet, mane, asf. The image of a flat, long, two-sided. If we compare this/thing /with words which sound the same yet have a different sense: plain, wain (hay wain), cain, pain, stain, plain, main, asf, we can get a means of comparison. All of the -ain words are about resistance however, the ane words indicate a flat surface with two sides which presents a sound element /representing/ resistance. The word planet has a different rhythm due to the T of regulation. The planets travel in planes which are depicted as flat platter-shaped phenomena.
This is a good place to stop because it describes the process for isolating the sense of our present alphabetic letters, the original runes, and the sense elements of our English words. The connection with the concept of Joy will be posted next. All of the runes represent fundamental principles yet they all represent energies. An energy is some thing within -en, erg is a ‘transformative team given’ and y is off in the distance of time/space. Joy sounds energetic but I didn’t see a principle for making or using it. An unusable energy source? Not likely. I have opted to complete the analysis of V later as the information on the use of V pointed to another type of relationship with W. This is enough to chew on for a while.04-19-2018 JOH
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