Sunday, February 06, 2011

36 - The Syllable NU : 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 36th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable NU 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 NU in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)
The Linear B sign of two
half circles represents
"night" by showing the
period of darkness as
the period between the
setting and rising sun(s).
Difficult to represent.

Compare: the modern
calculates night for 500
different world cities. In
ancient days, marking
night was not so simple.


The Cypriot
sign is most
similar to the
Sumerian sign
and combines
the semi-
circles into one
jagged two-
halved line.
Linear B


Two half circles
"night as the
period of
between the
setting and
rising sun(s).
Phaistos Disk



The heavenly
with dots to
represent the
stars in the
night sky on
the sweep of
heaven’s arc.
No comparable Axe sign

Egyptologists see NUT as
a "sky" goddess, but she
is the NIGHT sky only.
The “sky hieroglyph” is
read as pt "visible sky",
and is not the same as
hrw “hours of the day”.
are read as grH “night”
but correct is vakarā
(ca. vak-ar-ā) same as
Indo-European, e.g.
Latvian for “in evening”.
Latvian kar(ā) is “hang”,
the determinative sign.


This is just
like the
Linear B
sign,  but
with solar hemi-
turned the
other way.

“the eye of
night sky”

"night sky"

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