Sunday, March 06, 2011

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

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

(continued from KU 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 GA originally published at 57 - The Syllable GA : 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 GA plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

ΓΑ
GA
γαα "land"
Latvian kaza “goat”
Two primary concepts
are found here for the
GA syllable, one a term
for land parcel and the
other a term for goat.
(It is unclear to my
zoologically untrained
eye whether the
Egyptian hieroglyph is
The Cypriot sign looks
like an abstraction of an
animal with two horns
Cypriot
syllabary



GA


Logically in this
context an
abstract goat
with horns.
Linear B
Currently read
as JA


(57)

GA

"land"
land parcel
“a piece of
land”
Phaistos Disk


GA

"of a goat"

Egyptian
Ancient
Egyptian
bestiary at
No comparable Axe sign
_______

Cretan Goat by
Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus
creticus), Cretan Ibex see
native to the Eastern
Mediterranean, now
almost only on Crete
No Elamite
sign yet
_______
Egyptian
SCHSA
gHs

Luvian
E
currently read TANA
but see Sumerian
Sumerian
GANA

KA5
(“billy-goat”)

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