> "You might claim you can read letters without accents and still
> figure out the meaning, but consider this: you can *even* read the runic
> letters--and you wouldn't call them an adequate writing system."
The first time I read this text this was the meaning I got out of it. I
was surprised to find out that the commentators had understood it quite
differently - I don't see any necessity to assume that 'rúnar' means
anything but 'runes' here.