Monday, March 07, 2011

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

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

(continued from ZE Luvian Update)

This posting updates the series started here by adding Luvian (also spelled Luwian, formerly Hieroglyphic Hittite) to the syllabic grid for the syllables ZI and ZO originally published at 64 - The Syllables ZI and ZO : 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 Syllables ZI and ZO plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

ZI [the existence of
ZO is questioned]
χέω “ flow, go, run”
χεμα “flow, stream,
casting (metal), molten”
θέω "run (Is θέω
derived from χέω in
Mycenaen Greek?)
In Ancient Greek, θ was
an aspirated voiceless
dental plosive /t̪ʰ/. In
Modern Greek it is the
voiceless dental fricative
/θ/ (as 'th' in “thing”).
Sumerian had no “O”,so
ZI or ZU roots must be
sought. Indeed, I doubt
the existence of a ZO
syllable in Mycenaean
Greek. Classical Greek
has few  words starting
with either ZI or ZO and
words beginning with Zi
or ZO for Linear B in
current transliteration.
Cypriot
syllabary


ZO

χέω “ flow, go, run
“flow, stream”
If Zo is ZI/XEW,
Sidon, Arabic
Saïda, then
looks like a
possibility for
the puzzling
anthroponym
zo-ta-i-le-wo-se
while obscure
e-pi-zo-ta is
e.g. a-po-zi-ta
πόξυσις
“sharp points”
for weapons
Linear B


(20)

ZO

The sign is
unclear and
speculative as
“a torch”
“a conical
potters wheel”
operated by
running water
or a “molten
cast” of metal
“potter”
“flow, stream,
casting
(metal)”
Phaistos Disk



"run"

Egyptian
iTi
“move”

Indo-
European
e.g. Latvian
IETI
“to go”
IESI
“will go”
No comparable Axe sign
_______

Thumb of an image at
A graphic depiction of
an ancient
potter's wheel
proposed by
archaeologist Ștefan
Cucoș, based on the
findings on Valeni and
Ghelăiesti in Romania


Egyptian


DJATT
“irrigation tunnels”
Elamite
running
man
Luvian
T
TI
“ieti” to go
5 ZI
breast but
read as
“man” ??
perhaps
DZI or GI
“human” ?
(see GI)
T
TU3
"scribe"
Sumerian
HUM, ZUM
”run, flow”

IZI, IZIM
“fire, hurry

ZI5


Luvian
&and Ü
I, IÁ

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