Friday, March 04, 2011

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

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

(continued from SI 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 SO originally published at 25 - The Syllable SO : 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 SO plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

SO
Linear B and the
Phaistos Disk use two
variant ideas to obtain
the Sω syllable:
σωλήν "channel,
groove" and
σμα "physical body".
A similar match of
concepts is also
where the same symbol
has meaning as a
necklace (a “channel”)
or as the human body.
Cypriot syllabary


SO

Perhaps a
channel
of some kind as
the two lower
lines mark the
ground
Linear B

(12)
SO
"channel,
groove"
"physical body"
Bennet signs
12, 14, 15 are
related
Phaistos Disk



SO

"the
physical
body"
fertility,
wellness
No comparable Axe sign



Fertility goddess
found at TravelPod page
No Elamite
sign yet.

Luvian
SA3
(shaman ?)
Egyptian
Z, SHE
“man, individual”
Sumerian
SA3
ZA
“necklace
human
body”
SU
"body"

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