Reading the Runes

Lego is releasing models for the Lord of the Rings. This is a combination of two of my favourite things, and is hence awesome! 🙂

There’s one thing that’s bothering me though. One of the panels in the Mines of Moria set is decorated with text written in the cirth…The Mines of Moria

Cool, no? Except that I can’t for the life of me figure out what it’s meant to say.

If my interpretation is correct, it appears to read ndigwbndio pdy eobo.

I have no idea what this means.

So, am I using the wrong mode? Is it written in Khuzdul, or Sindarin? Or maybe Maori or Danish? Or is it just decorative gibberish? I have absolutely no idea, and it’s going to drive me nuts until I figure it out.

Later: Bah! It’s not the Cirth, it’s standard Futhark and says “Diordie was here”. Bastards! ;D

2 thoughts on “Reading the Runes”

  1. Actually, we’ve gotten confirmation that it says “Djordje was here”– Djordje is reportedly one of the designers that was working on the LOTR theme.

    DaveE

    1. Ah! I figured it might be the name of one of the designers. Thanks!

      ( The Futhark system has no ‘j’ so ‘i’ is usually used instead.)

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