Friday, February 11, 2011

44 - The Syllable DI : 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 44th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable DI 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 DI in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)


DI
DEMO
“to build”
DOMA
"palace, hall, house"

Compare Sumerian
EDU “build” and
DIMUŠ
“reed shelter”

Cypriot
Syllabary

For the
Cypriot sign
DI
see
TI
The Cypriot
Syllabary
allegedly did
not distinguish
T, D and TH
syllables.
Linear B

𐀇(07)
DI

"palace, hall"
Phaistos Disk
no similar
sign

unless one
saw this sign
as similar:
𐇤
but see the
KA syllabic
value
assigned to
that sign
No comparable Axe sign



Clip of a photo at the
Wikimedia Commons
by Marc Ryckaert
Elamite
DI
2 columns?

Egyptian
AAUT
Sumerian
EDU “house
builder”
DURU7
“house”
Egyptian
XA

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