Friday, March 04, 2011

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

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

(continued from NO 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 NU originally published at 36 - The Syllable NU : 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 NU plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)


NU
The Linear B sign of two
half circles represents
"night" by showing the
period of darkness as
the period between the
setting and rising sun(s).
Difficult to represent.

Compare: the modern
calculates night for 500
different world cities. In
ancient days, marking
night was not so simple.
Cypriot
syllabary


NE


The Cypriot
sign is most
similar to the
Sumerian sign
and combines
the semi-
circles into one
contiguous
jagged two-
halved line.
Linear B


,
(55)
NU

Two half circles
represent
"night as the
period of
darkness
between the
setting and
rising sun(s).
"night"
Phaistos Disk



NU

The heavenly
firmament
with dots to
represent
the
stars in the
night sky on
the sweep of
heaven’s arc.
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Hieroglyphs
Egyptologists see NUT as
a "sky" goddess, but she
is the NIGHT sky only.
The “sky hieroglyph” is
read as pt "visible sky",
(correct is pāriet)
and is not the same as
hrw “hours of the day”.
are read as grH “night”
but correct is vakars
(ca. vak-ar-ā) same as
Indo-European, e.g.
Latvian for “in evening”.
Latvian kar(ā) is “hang”,
the determinative sign.
Elamite

NU
Like Linear
B but hemi-
spheres
turned.

Luvian
NU2
night stars
Sumerian

INANNA
NIN2
“the eye of
night sky”



Egyptian
NUT
"night sky"

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