Friday, March 04, 2011

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

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

(continued from NA 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 NE originally published at 33 - The Syllable NE : 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 NE plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

NE (nau)

The boat sign on the Axe
of Arkalochori should be
viewed horizontally....
   

thus showing this to be
a boat, Greek νας.

Indeed, a retracing of a
photograph of the
original (not a copy) of
the Axe of Arkalochori
shows it is actually a
sailboat as shown in
column 5, and as proven  
in an accompanying
article to this grid inter
alia discussing photos of
the Axe.
The sign is shown
corrected in the 5th
column to the right,
above the ancient
sailing vessel image.
Cypriot syllabary:

NI
The line is the
water surface.
Is it possible
that the
syllabic values
of some of the
Cypriot  N-
based signs
must be
exchanged?
View also
the symbol:

RI
"rowers, oars"
Linear B


(24)
NE


This is an easy
sign to identify
once one
knows it is a
boat.
The vessel tops
the vertical
holding line,
which need not
have a sign
meaning, but
which here
also appears to
serve as the
mast at its
upper
extension.
Phaistos Disk


NE
Greek
"boat, ship"

The boats are
turned
vertically
because of
space
limitations,
also on
original
scripts.
Proto-Indo-
European
*nau- "boat"
See naval at
Axe of Arkalochori
NE
Image thumb from Art
Treasure shows replica
of ancient sailboat that
prior to the modern age
sailed to Indonesia.
Elamite
NE
boat hull

Luvian
f
NA

N
“N”
boat and
mast
NI2
“sail with
rigging”

Egyptian

NFW
“sailor
NE
determinative for
n'.j “travel”

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