Sunday, March 06, 2011

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: DE Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: DE Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

(continued from DA Luvian Update)

This posting updates the series started here by adding Luvian (also spelled Luwian, formerly Hieroglyphic Hittite) to the syllabic grid for the syllable DE originally published at 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.

If I have found no comparable Luvian syllable in mainstream sources, there is no update posting for that syllable. This applies particularly to syllables with the vowel "O", which predecessor Sumerian did not have (apparently also not in Luvian). Syllables with the vowel "E" are alleged by Luvian scholars not to have been used for Luvian, though I think otherwise. My research indicates that also Luvian had "consonant plus vowel E" (or similar sound) syllables and I include them if I have been able to identify them (provisionally, of course, subject to ultimate confirmation).

Each syllable will be presented in its own posting.

There is first a scanned image of a "syllabic" grid excerpt from the original Microsoft Word manuscript -- the links there are not clickable because it is one image.

The original text follows -- the links there are clickable -- but embedded fonts or images may be missing because Blogger does not pick them all up from Microsoft Word, so use the scanned image for those.




The Syllable DE plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

DE
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 siphon or
transfer apparatus for
wine and other liquids,
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
speculative
Sumerian GIR(I) should
perhaps be TSIR- as in
Indo-European e.g.
Latvian CER- viz. CIR-
"cut" to describe
"cutting (tools)"
Cypriot
Syllabary
For DE
see TE.
__________
Ancient Egypt
Image found at
Apparatus for
siphoning wine
in Ancient Egypt
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


(45)

DE

"pass through”

wine or other liquid transfer
apparatus

(see column
left)



Phaistos Disk














DE


"to cut
through"
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.
Elamite




DE



Luvian
´

dagger in
hand
Sumerian





GIR(I)
"to cut,
dagger"

Egyptian

TP
(archaic)

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