Sunday, March 06, 2011

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

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

(continued from LU 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 TA originally published at 37 - The Syllable TA : 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 TA plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

TA
"arrow".

The Wikipedia writes:
"fletching is the
aerodynamic
stabilization of arrows ...
with materials such as
feathers, each peice ...
referred to as a fletch."
Ancient fletchings are
primitive compared to
modern ones and so
drawn as signs.
Cypriot
syllabary

The Cypriot
Syllabary is said to have
only one sign
for T and D
syllables but this one
better fits the
syllable DA than TA.
Take a look
at the syllable
DA on this grid.
Linear B

(59)
TA

Arrows
sticking
in a
target.
Phaistos Disk


TA

"arrow"
"to shoot an
arrow"
No comparable Axe sign
__________


Greek archer
Elamite
TA
arrows

Luvian
TU3
fletching
Sumerian
TI
"arrow"

Egyptian
SN
see Latvian DZIN-
"propel"

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