Sunday, March 06, 2011

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

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

(continued from KO 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 KU originally published at 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.

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 KU plus Luvian 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



KO
a stump chair


Thumb of
stump chair
image clip at
Linear B


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


Egyptian

(archaic)
K3NW
“garden”
K3NY
“gardener”
No Elamite
sign yet
_______


Luvian

q
KU
“field”

Û
currently
read as
I(A)
??
Sumerian
KUR3
“cut”

KI+RU5
“orchard,
plantation”
field plus
plant and
root

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