Friday, March 04, 2011

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: NO Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: NO Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

(continued from NI 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 NO originally published at 35 - The Syllable NO : 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 NO plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)


NO
The Linear B sign seems
to abstract a beast of
burden carrying a load
(to be put someplace).
The sign is seen as a
porcupine back by
some, but that
seems unlikely.
"carry on the back"
ντον (noton) "back"
In Sumerian anše means
male donkey“
Cf. Indo-European e.g.
Latvian nes- „carries“,
nasta "burden, load"
Cypriot
syllabary




NU

The Cypriot
sign is turned
sideways from
the Linear B
sign and
simplified.
Linear B



(52)

NO

donkey
carrying
a load
"beast of
burden"
Phaistos Disk no similar sign
_________


Thumb of
photo at
.com of
donkeys
carrying
loads near
Phaistos,
Crete.
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Sumerian
Sumerian had no vowel
“O” so  comparables can
surface as “U” syllables.

Thumb of
photo from Dinkenesh
No Elamite sign yet
________

Luvian

i

Cf. Latvian
"carry"
"burden"
Sumerian
NU
“be stored”

Egyptian
NkHT
strength

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