Friday, February 11, 2011

43 - The Syllable DE : 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 43rd posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable DE 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 DE in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)
διάγω "passage, pass
through, cut through”"

Two types of signs seem
to have been used for
the concept of “pass
through”, “cut through”:
One type are wine-
siphoning apparatus viz.
wine or other liquid
transfer apparatus and
the other type is the
dagger or knife.

The Phaistos Disk dagger
sign might be retained
in Linear B sign B91, a
dagger-shaped object
for the concept of “two,
but that seems very

Sumerian GIR(I) should
perhaps be TSIR- as in
Indo-European e.g.
Latvian CER- viz. CIR-
"cut" and used to
describe "cutting

For the
Cypriot sign
see TE.

Ancient Egypt

Image found at
Apparatus for
siphoning wine
in Ancient

The apparatus
is similar to
Linear B signs
B 44 (KE)and B
45 (DE).
See the syllable KE on this grid
for a larger image.

Linear B


"pass through”

wine or other liquid transfer
(see column left)

Phaistos Disk



"to cut
No comparable Axe sign

Thumb of image of a
small sword viz. dagger
found at Malia, Crete.

Image found at

It is dated to
ca. 1700 B.C.



"to cut,



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