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Williams, H. (2024). Personnamn på västgötska runstenar 1: Runföljden ruku på Vårkumlastenen (Vg 139). Meddelanden / Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur (1), 19-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personnamn på västgötska runstenar 1: Runföljden ruku på Vårkumlastenen (Vg 139)
2024 (Swedish)In: Meddelanden / Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur, no 1, p. 19-19Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur, 2024
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-524580 (URN)
Available from: 2024-03-07 Created: 2024-03-07 Last updated: 2024-03-08Bibliographically approved
Williams, H. (2024). Tolkningen av en runföljd på runstenen U 931 vid Uppsala domkyrka. Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 13, 153-157
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tolkningen av en runföljd på runstenen U 931 vid Uppsala domkyrka
2024 (Swedish)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 13, p. 153-157Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-525141 (URN)10.33063/diva-525141 (DOI)
Note

https://doi.org/10.33063/diva-525141

Available from: 2024-04-01 Created: 2024-04-01 Last updated: 2024-04-01
Williams, H. (2024). Vår tidigaste Västgötalitteratur: Runstenarna och deras spännande personnamn. Meddelanden / Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur (1), 18-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vår tidigaste Västgötalitteratur: Runstenarna och deras spännande personnamn
2024 (Swedish)In: Meddelanden / Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur, no 1, p. 18-18Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur, 2024
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-524578 (URN)
Available from: 2024-03-07 Created: 2024-03-07 Last updated: 2024-03-08Bibliographically approved
Tarsi, M., Mårtensson, L. & Williams, H. (Eds.). (2023). Från Island till Sverige och tillbaka: Festskrift till Veturliði G. Óskarsson på 65-årsdagen. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från Island till Sverige och tillbaka: Festskrift till Veturliði G. Óskarsson på 65-årsdagen
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This Festschrift is dedicated to Veturliði G. Óskarsson, Uppsala professor of Scandinavian Languages with a focus on Icelandic, on his sixty-fifth birthday, 25 March, 2023. Eleven colleagues based in three different Nordic countries have written contributions in Icelandic, Swedish, English, and Norwegian, touching on different aspects of Veturliði’s research interests: Lexicology and etymology: Katrín Axelsdóttir (University of Iceland), Enn um ald(u)rnara (Ald(u)rnari once again); Margrét Jónsdóttir (University of Iceland, emerita), Orðið féskylft (About the word féskylft ‘insolvent’); Matteo Tarsi (Uppsala University), Naming the elements in the Nordic languages (Swedish, Danish, Icelandic) until 1945; Morphology: Þorsteinn G.Indriðason (University of Bergen), Hvorfor er suffikset -legur såpass produktivt i islandsk? En historisk utgreiing (Why is the derivational suffix -legur so productive in Icelandic? A diachronic study); Nordic Philology: Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir (University of Iceland), Guðrúnarbrögð hin nýju (A new lay of Guðrún); Heimir Pálsson (Uppsala University, emeritus), Forn nöfn — fornöfn (Old names — pronomina); Henrik Williams (Uppsala University), Vart tog Röskva vägen? (What became of Röskva?); Lasse Mårtensson (Uppsala University), Dvergatal i Uppsala-Eddan (The catalogue of dwarves in the Uppsala Edda); and Michael Schulte (University of Agder), Between the pagan past and the Christian future; Sociolinguistics: Ari Páll Kristinsson (The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies), Bonds and Boundaries and Helga Hilmisdóttir (The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies), Språkkontakt och pragmatik: En empirisk undersökning av pragmatiska lån i isländska tonårspojkars samtal (Language contact and pragmatics: An empirical study of pragmaticloans in the speech of Icelandic teenagers).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2023. p. 197
Series
Nordiska texter och undersökningar, ISSN 0280-9966 ; 33
Keywords
Icelandic, history of the Icelandic language, sociolinguistics, lexicology, etymology, medieval Icelandic literature, Nordic mythology, morphology
National Category
Specific Languages General Literature Studies Specific Literatures History and Archaeology
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages; Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-503568 (URN)978-91-506-2996-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-06 Created: 2023-06-06 Last updated: 2023-06-07Bibliographically approved
Williams, H. (2023). Solens gudinna i nordisk mytologi och religion. Månväven (20), 32-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solens gudinna i nordisk mytologi och religion
2023 (Swedish)In: Månväven, ISSN 1654-255X, no 20, p. 32-35Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vanasamfundet Moder jord, 2023
National Category
Religious Studies Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-499344 (URN)
Available from: 2023-03-28 Created: 2023-03-28 Last updated: 2023-03-28Bibliographically approved
Williams, H. (2023). Vart tog Röskva vägen?. In: Matteo Tarsi; Lasse Mårtensson; Henrik Williams (Ed.), Från Island till Sverige och tillbaka: Festskrift till Veturliði G. Óskarsson på 65-årsdagen (pp. 69-75). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vart tog Röskva vägen?
2023 (Swedish)In: Från Island till Sverige och tillbaka: Festskrift till Veturliði G. Óskarsson på 65-årsdagen / [ed] Matteo Tarsi; Lasse Mårtensson; Henrik Williams, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2023, p. 69-75Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The episode För Þórs til Útgarða-Loka in Snorri Sturluson’s Gylfaginning section of his Edda recounts how Þórr and Loki stay overnight at a farm. Þórr slaughters his goats for dinner but when he resurrects them the next morning, one goat is lame. Þórr takes the farmer’s children, Þjálfi and Röskva, as compensation and they follow him on his trip to Útgarða-Loki. Röskva, however, disappears rather quickly, at somewhat different points according to the four major manuscript sources. The question is why she does and what the purpose was to involve her at all. The answer is that Snorri utilized an older tale where she did appear, as did the eddic poem Hymiskviða. Since it was presumable well known that Röskva belonged in the “original” story, Snorri felt obliged to include her, but let her soon go as she played no role in his narrative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2023
Series
Nordiska texter och undersökningar, ISSN 0280-9966 ; 33
Keywords
Nordic mythology, medieval Icelandic literature, Snorri's Edda
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-503557 (URN)978-91-506-2996-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-06 Created: 2023-06-06 Last updated: 2023-06-07Bibliographically approved
Williams, H., Bianchi, M. & Zimmermann, C. (2022). Corpus Editions of Runic Inscriptions in Supranational Databases. Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 12, 117-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corpus Editions of Runic Inscriptions in Supranational Databases
2022 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 12, p. 117-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While there are a number of scholarly databases which contain information about runic inscriptions, none of them can be considered to represent a corpus edi­tion in the true sense of the word. Such databases are, however, important sources of a limited amount of core information concerning the corpus or cor­pora they include, and as a rule they build on and at times even supplement or cor­rect information in the printed corpus editions. There exist three scholarly, supra­national data­bases important to runology and publicly available at the present time. These are: (a) the Scandi­navian Runic Text Database (Samnordisk run­text­­databas), (b) the Kiel Runen­datei (data­base of the Kiel Rune Project), and (c) the RuneS database (of the research proj­ect Runic Writing in the Ger­manic Languages). The origin, devel­op­ment and future prospects of each are reviewed here, along with their strengths and advan­tages as well as their weak­nesses and limitations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala University, 2022
Keywords
Runic inscriptions, supranational databases, corpus editions, Scan­di­navian Runic Text Database, search platform Runor, Runendatei (Kiel Rune Project), RuneS database (Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages)
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-491882 (URN)10.33063/diva-491882 (DOI)
Note

https://doi.org/10.33063/diva-491882

Available from: 2022-12-30 Created: 2022-12-30 Last updated: 2023-05-02Bibliographically approved
Williams, H. (2022). De äldre runorna i Uppland från 100-tal fram till 600-tal: Om runornas uppkomst och förebilderna till runalfabetet. In: Torun Zachrisson & Magnus Källström (Ed.), Tyde den som kan: En upptäcktsfärd bland Upplands runstenar (pp. 6-19). Uppsala: Upplandsmuseet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De äldre runorna i Uppland från 100-tal fram till 600-tal: Om runornas uppkomst och förebilderna till runalfabetet
2022 (Swedish)In: Tyde den som kan: En upptäcktsfärd bland Upplands runstenar / [ed] Torun Zachrisson & Magnus Källström, Uppsala: Upplandsmuseet , 2022, p. 6-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Upplandsmuseet, 2022
Series
Upplandsmuseets skriftserie, ISSN 1404–2908 ; 13
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-498002 (URN)978-91-86145-41-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-07 Created: 2023-03-07 Last updated: 2023-03-07Bibliographically approved
Fridell, S. & Williams, H. (2022). sakum i Rökstenens inskrift. Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 12, 151-155
Open this publication in new window or tab >>sakum i Rökstenens inskrift
2022 (Swedish)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 12, p. 151-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Bo Ralph’s recent book on the Rök rune-stone he interprets the sequence sakum (sᴀɢwᴍ) as sāgum ‘we saw’ (Ralph 2021, 907–13), a lexico-morpho­logically unobjectionable solution. He rejects (pp. 148–54, 899) the previous and almost universally accepted interpretation sagum ‘we say’. This short contri­bution establishes that sagum is a possible variant of the ninth-century Runic Swedish verb sægia. It belongs to an ē/ja-conjugation where some forms are inflected according to the former paradigm and others to the latter. In Old High German, Old and Middle Dutch, and Old English descendants of both *sagjan and *sagēn are attested. Given the presence in Old Scandinavian of the 2nd and 3rd person present singular segir and the perfect participle sagaðr, which both are ē-inflections, there is reason to expect that even more ē-forms once existed in Old Scandinavian. The sequence sakum (sᴀɢwᴍ) in the Rök in­scrip­tion may therefore represent sagum, a 1st person form of sægia ‘say’. Whether this or Ralph’s interpretation is the best depends on the contextual under­standing of the text.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala universitet, 2022
Keywords
Ög 136, Rök runic inscription, verb inflection
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-491885 (URN)10.33063/diva-491885 (DOI)
Note

https://doi.org/10.33063/diva-491885

Available from: 2022-12-30 Created: 2022-12-30 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Williams, H. (2022). Till tolkningen av Rölundastenen (U 670). Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 12, 157-163
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Till tolkningen av Rölundastenen (U 670)
2022 (Swedish)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 12, p. 157-163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The rune-stone U 670 is badly damaged, and was when it first was recorded in the 1600s. Its inscription was read by Elias Wessén as follows: …--n : -…s… eftiʀ : aist : sun : sin : kus na-…. This may be interpreted in Runic Swedish and trans­lated as: … æftiʀ Æist, sun sinn …, “… (this stone) in memory of Æistr, his son …”. Wessén suggests that the final six runes may repre­sent a prayer, begin­ning Guðs nāð(iʀ) …“The grace of God …”. This short notice shows that no such prayer could be expected on a Viking Age rune-stone. In­stead, the author interprets this runic sequence as yet another epithet of the de­ceased: Kūss ne[fa](?) “the nephew(?) of Kūss”. The name Kūss ‘hunch(back)’ writ­ten kus is known from three other rune-stones (U 380, U 640, and U 648), all within 30 kilo­meters of U 670, and all of which quite possibly refer to the same man. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala University, 2022
Keywords
Runic inscriptions, Viking Age, personal names, Rölunda, U 670
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-491886 (URN)10.33063/diva-491886 (DOI)
Note

https://doi.org/10.33063/diva-491886

Available from: 2022-12-30 Created: 2022-12-30 Last updated: 2023-07-03Bibliographically approved
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