Friday, February 11, 2011

47 - The Syllable LA : 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 47th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable LA 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 LA in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

Linear B had L-based
syllables, contrary to
the concept of current
mainstream scholarship.
λαός is "the people",
Found also in Sumerian,
an L-based term for
“people, person” is
widespread  in Indo
European languages.
also liudī, ... Old Norse
lýðir ... Old Saxon liudi,
Old English lēode
"people", Russian люди
 Bulgarian люде.
Latvian palatalized L in
ļaudis ”people, folk”.
λαβή “handle, grip”
That is the Cypriot sign
and Sumerian LUD.

This sign was a
lot of trouble. I
expected it to
be a person as
in Linear B. But
in comparing it
to Cypriot MI it
could only be a
container on
the ground.

It represents a
handle or grip
λαβή and a
small bowl.
Linear B
Read in error
as JE


“a person”

Sumerian and
LUD “small
bowl with
handle” is
with LUD
“person”. This
Phaistos Disk



The term is
derived from
the concept
of “the
people, folk,
Axe of Arkalochori

“a person”

2 variants of this sign
are found on
the Axe of Arkalochori
as frontal faces, rather
than as side profiles.

The small variation in
the two signs occurs
surely only because they
were etched on the axe
separately by hand.


Elamite has
a frontal
face view.

N instead
of L, so e.g.
“small bowl”



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