Saturday, March 05, 2011

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

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

(continued from LE 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 LI originally published at 49 - The Syllable LI : 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

and updated at posting 49A.

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 LI plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

LI
The Phaistos Disk has a
sign of the osprey or
sea eagle, in archaic
Greek called λιάετος
and in Linear B an
abstracted sign of
talons, beak and wings.

Considered for Linear B
but discarded was the
alternative of a flower
like the Madonna lily
λείριον. The lily is
among the most ancient
cultivated ornamental
flowers. In Crete it was
the most frequent floral
motif of Minoan art...
the sacred flower...
Cypriot
syllabary


LI


The sign is
a bird in the
air with the
line below the
wing element
representing
the ground, i.e.
the earth, as in
other signs.
Linear B
Is read as RAI
in error
(33)
LI
an abstracted
sign of talons,
beak and
wings.
In Linear B, hence not
E-RAI-WO but
E-LAI-WO for
λαιον
"olive oil".
Phaistos Disk

LI

archaic
"sea eagle,
osprey"

On the south
coast, near
Matala, you
can find
ospreys."
(continue at
column right)
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Wikipedia Osprey image
"In Minoan times,
Matala was most likely
the port for the Palace
of Phaistos, which is
about 10 km north of
the village." crete-guide.info

Luvian variants
 or  ARI
Elamite

LI
Abstracted
drawing of
a bird wing,
talon &
prey, with
sky at line.


Luvian
J
LI
perhaps a bird wing
Sumerian
LID or LIT
beak head ?
&
LA2
Egyptian

A?

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