Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap for January 07, 2010

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    wolfofodin  about 13 years ago

    For those of you not well versed in the futhark, Tyr says, “I am Tyr, son of Odin. Fear my mighty right hand.”

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    debra4life50  about 13 years ago

    Isn’t that dwarf writing from Lord of the Rings?

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    katayamma  about 13 years ago

    You bastich! You made me to a spit take this morning!

    Best strip of the day!

    And technically those are from the Ruinic alphabet, which is the base for most Germanic languages.


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    ds133  about 13 years ago

    I think the swedish chef speaks english for the most part…. very bad and heavily accented english, but english all the same.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 13 years ago

    ds133, Herndi splern goorten woot dorfen ’english? Mort werdi bernbern flerrrrrr…..!

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    puddleglum1066  about 13 years ago

    No, Tyr IS speaking English. The English letters have just been transliterated to the runes. Not at all the same thing as his speaking some Scandahoovian language and actually having it translated.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 13 years ago

    Not the same thing, but more fun. Walt Kelly used orthographical jokes in Pogo, writing fake Russian (or Russian-accented English) as English words in a bastardized cyrillic alphabet. The Asterix books do similar things sometimes.

    It’s a lot better than supposing that Asgardian gods speak Elizabethan English, like in the “Thor” comics: “Thou shalt feeleth the blow of my mighty hammer!”

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 13 years ago

    Chikuku, I know better than that, but sometimes the comic-book writers don’t.

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    deadheadzan  about 13 years ago

    A magic talisman explains it well enough for me.

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    rcerinys701  about 13 years ago

    At last, the origin of the Universal Translator explained!

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 13 years ago

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