Thursday, February 03, 2011

27 - The Syllable MA : 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 27th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable MA 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 some "filler" material. After I get all the syllables online, I will clean up the individual pages by making images of the various signs and uploading them to eliminate the current text resolution deficiencies, but it is a massive amount of tedious extra graphics work, so I am not doing it right now, as it is not essential for online purposes. One can see the full grid for the syllable on the scanned image.


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


MA
Archaic Greek εμμα,
μμα, "bowstring,
bow".

Thumb of Greek Archer
from the
Cypriot syllabary

𐠔
MA
a bow ?
The vertically
reversed sign is
seen as WA
-- the archer?
Linear B

𐀔(80)MA
A bow drawn
back. Outer
lines mark the
drawn bow,
and two arcs
the hand grip.
Phaistos Disk

𐇚
MA
(archaic
Greek)
"bowstring,
bow"
No comparable Axe sign

Drawn bow marked
with lines of stress
as on the Linear B sign.
An Indo-European root
for Pharaonic mšw
is the Latvian meš-ana
"throw(ing), hurl(ing)"
Elamite



MA
a bow
Sumerian
MHE
See Ryan

Egyptian
bow archer

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