On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Dennis King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Interesting use of ogham (with one stoke too many in the 'r') in the St.
> Gall Priscian:
It's certainly not certogam. Reading is forward it is "CDCART" and
backward it is "FRASLS." The reading of "COCART" places a lot of
emphasis on the scores that slightly cross the druim ( if it's a word
it certainly needs a vowel there). There are other Ogham types where
substitutions and reordering occur (especially in Scholastic Ogham
like this appears to be). There is also the possibility that the
figure with six scores that I am reading as an "R" and you as a "Y"
could be two Aicme Muin characters run on. Having consecutive
characters of the same type is sometimes a problem in writing Ogham.