Friday, March 04, 2011

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

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

(continued from MO 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 MU originally published at 31 - The Syllable MU : 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 MU plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

MU (should be viewed
together with MO)
(For "bow" etc. see MA)
Since Sumerian had no
“O” vowel, overlap can
occur between O and U
syllabic elements in
terms of concepts,
especially here at the M-
based syllables. The
concepts of “ox(back)”
“back” and “middle”
may have meshed in the
Phaistos Disk sign for
MO, leading to the back
middle of an ox being
depicted there, but an
ox head being depicted
in Linear B for MU.
Cypriot syllabary

MU



For Sumerian
MURGU
“back”
see also
Indo-European
e.g. Latvian
mugura “back”
muguru is an
inflection
Linear B


(23) MU
“ox head”


Egyptian
M(J)R
ox tongue
Gardiner #F20
Latvian mēle
“tongue”
Phaistos Disk
no similar sign.
_______



If more texts
of the type
on the
Phaistos Disk
turned up,
then MU
here would
surely be
about the
same as
the Elamite
sign.
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Based on my
decipherments the
Old Elamite symbol to
the right was used
to show the deceased
both pictographically
and syllabically.
Luvian note
One MU sign in Luvian
clearly depicts an ox.
 MU
The MU sign to the right
is sometimes shown
"empty". Maybe it is a
bow quiver for arrows
Elamite
MU
“back, on
one’s back,
laid to rest,
deceased”

Luvian
4
Scholars
read “ox”
(body+ribs)
Sumerian

MUR7
MURGU
“back”


Sumerian
AM
AMA
means “wild
ox, bull”

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