Sunday, March 06, 2011

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

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

(continued from TO 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 TU originally published at 41 - The Syllable TU : 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 TU plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

TU
“burn slowly, consume
in smoke”
The Linear B sign may
show a plant (pod) used
to make candlewicks. A
according to
Woodhouse. Wicks
were made from plants
such as the plantain,
Plantago crassifolia,
or from varieties of
(“Aaron's rod", mullein
or common mullein).
λυχντις is another
term for candlewick in
Ancient Greece.
Cypriot
syllabary



For TU see DU,
where the
Cypriot sign
better fits.

One should
note that the
Cypriot
Syllabary
allegedly did
not distinguish
T, D and TH
syllables,
but I reserve
judgment on
that for now.
Linear B
(69)
TU

“burn slowly,
consume in
smoke”

Candlewicks
were
made of the
plant
verbascum
which grows
on Crete.
Phaistos Disk
no similar sign
Sumerian
had no “O”,
but maybe a
dipthonged
UO vowel?
The original
system thus
had only four
vowels per
consonant,
as on the
Phaistos Disk
-- showing
its great
antiquity –
preceding
the more
modern
Linear B.
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Thumb of verbascum
clipped from
Verbascum thapsus L.
No Elamite
sign known
yet
________
Indo-
European
e.g Latvian
DEG
“to burn”
DEGLIS
“wick”

Luvian

orp
TÍ, TA4
candle wick
flame smoke
Sumerian
DE3
“fire, flame”
but see also
TAKA
Halloran: “to
start a fire”

Egyptian

tKA
“candle”

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