Tuesday, January 11, 2011

20 - The Syllable RU : Origins of Writing in Western Civilization and the Kaulins Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (MinAegCon™): A Syllabic Grid of Mycenaean Greek Linear B Script, the Cypriot Syllabary, the Phaistos Disk, two Old Elamite Scripts, the Inscription on the Axe of Arkalochori, and Comparable Signs from Sumerian Pictographs and Egyptian Hieroglyphs

This is the 20th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable RU in the Syllabic Grid. Each syllable is presented in its own posting.

There is first a scan of a "syllabic" table excerpt from the original Microsoft Word manuscript -- the links there are not clickable because it is one image.

That image is followed by the original text -- the links there are clickable -- but you can not see the Aegean Fonts or images embedded in Microsoft Word, as these do not resolve in Blogger, so you will see "a ? ? filler".

The Syllable RU in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

Syllabic Value of
the Sign (Symbol)
(there was no
universally established
AEIOU vowel system yet
in this era, and there
were dipthongs, so that
a strict AEIOU system
here is a bit misleading)
signs from the
Character Map
for Windows)
(Ventris &
numbers in
by him in the
years 1978-
Axe of
(these same basic signs
are also on the Phaistos
Disk). This column also
provides explanatory
photo images for various
Minoan symbols
(same basic
signs as the
Disk -  see
and/or sign
on individual

The vertical line in
Linear B is a "holder" for
two arms reaching out.
A sign like this was
easier to draw than the
hand as on the Phaistos
Disk and the Axe
of Arkalochori. That the
Cypriot syllabary likely
shows two arms is seen
from the Cypriot sign SU
as man/arm (extension).
See Cypriot SU: ��
Cypriot syllabary:

Linear B

reach out"
Phaistos Disk

"hand" “fist”
Archaic Indo
once had one
word only for
both arm and
hand e.g.
Latvian roka
The Axe of Arkalochori
The standard sign is
reproduced from an
apparently faulty copy
of the Axe. Redrawn
from an original photo,
it is correctly "hand":
arkalochori fingers hand
No Elamite sign yet.

Thumb of
"The hand"
by Cheryl
B. at
Hilde shows
variations in
give by hand

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