Thursday, March 03, 2011

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

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

(continued from PI 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 PU originally published at 15 - The Syllable PU : 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 PU plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

PU (phy)
Linear B could be beans,
Latin vicia faba (fava
beans) today are peas in
Greek. The Phaistos
Disk symbol is possibly
Greek φύλαξ phylax,
"guardian, talisman,
amulett, pendant" (hole
for a leather string?)
Cypriot
syllabary

PE
Is this sign a
tendril of the
bean plant ?
Linear B


(50)
PU
Bean tendrils
identified at
Phaistos Disk

PU
phylax
"guardian"
amulett,
pendant”
No similar sign on Axe

Broad Bean cultivation
image found at the
In Iran, mostly cultivated
in the former Elam.
Elamite
Beans
PU

Luvian
PU, PÁ
beans as in
Linear B
Sumerian
PA
“bud,
sprout”
Persian
baghâla
"bean"

PU 2 (phu, phul, pyl)
Pu(l)-ke-qi-ri =
γείρω) “delegate sent
to the Amphictyonic
Council at Pylae”.
da-mo-ko-lo
= possiblyDamocles”, a
term meaning “village
leader”. The text in
the 5th column right
might record a king
selecting the legendary
Damocles as a delegate.
No
comparable
Cypriot
syllabary sign
known.

Damocles:
Modern
chronology
may err in
dating the
legendary
Damocles
much later.
Linear B



(29)
PU2, PUL

“foliage”
PU, PHU or
PUL.
Phaistos Disk no similar sign
_______


This sign
could be a
new creation
for Linear B
without any
comparable
in other
scripts.
No similar sign on Axe


Linear B Pylos Tablet Ta
711 is currently approx.
read as o-wi-de
pu2-ke-qi-ri
o-te wa-na-ka te-ke
au-ke-wa da-mo-ko-ro
i.e. ca. [Phu2keqiri] [was
appointed [aukewa]
da-mo-ko-ro by the king
___________
No Elamite
sign yet

Luvian at
PU 1 for
beans has a
left side
curl and
flat stalks
as if they were
abstracted
in style of Linear B
Sumerian

with Jaritz #101 as
BULUG5
“grain,
barley”


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