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Ogham is an alphabet used to write the early Irish language. The Irish language is often referred to as "Irish", "Gaelic", "Irish Gaelic" or "Gaeilge". Ogham is believed to date back as far as the 1st century AD. Typically ogham was carved into stones for use as territorial and burial markers.
Ogham should be read from bottom to top. For example, the Irish word "fáilte" would look at follows if represented using Ogham:
Ogham is based on old Irish, and as a result only 20 of the typical Latin characters have Ogham equivalents. The letters J, K, V, W, X, and Y are absent from Ogham. Certain sources such as this one suggest phonetic replacements can be used in place of the missing letters.
This tool uses the following rules to transliterate the missing 6 letters.
|Missing Character||Replacemnt Character(s)|
This conversion is not actually called a translation, but is instead known as transliteration since we're replacing Latin characters with Ogham characters as opposed to translating between different languages.
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