Thursday, March 03, 2011

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

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

(continued from RA 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 RE originally published at 17 - The Syllable RE : 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 RE plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)
 
RE
έα (Rhea) όα
com (Kris Hirst) writes:
"The pomegranate … is
 a native plant of the
 middle east, most likely
 Iran ... domesticated in
various places…
beginning about 3500
BC…. pomegranate
shaped  vases have
been found  at Phaistos
and Knossos on Crete
period (ca 18th century
BC)".
Cypriot syllabary

RE
not only are
served as an
important
Aegean food
but also had
symbolic
fertility value.
Linear B

(76)
RYA
RA2
pomegranate
tree(s) pruned,
with trellis?
RU+JA seen as
pomegranate
Phaistos Disk

RE

A wedge of
pomegranate

"knob ...like a
pomegranate.
... tassel of
 like shape"
No similar sign on Axe
Image above found at
shows the triangular cut
of the pomegranate
pieces – that is the sign
on the Phaistos Disk.
Elamite
RE
"halter"
collar or
oxbow

Luvian
UR
"magnus"
rex
Sumerian
RU8
or LAL3
Not lal3-dar
but rhea-dar
DAR may be
"agriculture"
e.g. Latvian
dārzā
"garden" loc.

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