Monday, March 07, 2011

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

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

(continued from GI 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 GO originally published at 60 - The Syllable GO : 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 GO plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

ΓΟ
GO
γονή of the seed”
γεωτόμος “ploughing”
Sumerian cylinder seal
thumb with men and ox
ploughing a field. Photo
Cypriot
syllabary
Currently
read as JO

GO
The horizontal
line marks the
ground so the
rest is a plow.
Linear B
Currently read
as JU

GO
plough (plow)
with upside
down olive,
signfiying seed
viz. seeding
Phaistos Disk
No similar
sign

Sumerian
had no “O”,
so analysis
will overlap with GU as in Luvian
2
HU
plow share
No comparable Axe sign
____________
der Malerei. DVD-ROM,
2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distr. by DIRECTMEDIA
Publishing GmbH.
No Elamite
sign yet
_______
Egyptian

sKA
“to plough”
Luvian
2
HU
plow share
Sumerian
GUD-APIN
plow team
GU10
"sprouting
seed"

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