Thursday, February 17, 2011

56 - The Syllable KU : 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 56th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable KU 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 KU in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

KU
trimmed "trunk of a tree
(with the boughs cut off)
κπος , “garden,
cultivated area”
The common concept
here seems to be land
cleared for agriculture”
and use of the land for
planting or the resulting
stumps for furniture.
Very speculative for
Linear B if the sign is
not a chair: maybe here
someone thought to
place youth and age
abstracted side by side
as a cane right, and left
pregnancy with foetus?
κυλλόω "crook, flex"
κυμάς "pregnant
woman"
Cypriot
syllabary

𐠍

KO
a stump chair


Thumb of
stump chair
image clip at
Linear B

𐀓(81)

KU

Tree trunk as a
chair ?


Thumb of
stump chair at
Phaistos Disk

𐇥

KU

"trunk of a
tree (with
the boughs
cut off)
_______

Indo-
European
e.g Latvian
Lith. kuokas
“wood”
Axe of Arkalochori

󿼈or󿼁
Variants of a plant sign,
one also with roots
(they could be 2
different signs)

κπος “garden,
orchard, plantation,
cultivated area”
__________

Tree trunks. Image at
Sago Decor in Greece
No Elamite
sign yet
_______

Note that a
field for
planting is
tied in
concept
with land
cleared of
tree
stumps.

Egyptian

(archaic)
K3NW
“garden”
K3NY
“gardener”
Sumerian


KUR3
“cut”

KI+RU5
“orchard,
plantation”
(note some
similarity of RU5 with 2nd Axe variant)

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