Saturday, February 05, 2011

33 - The Syllable NE : 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

This is the 33rd posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable NE in the Syllabic Grid. Each syllable is presented in its own posting.

There is first a scan of a "syllabic" table excerpt from the original Microsoft Word manuscript -- the links there are not clickable because it is one image.

That image is followed by the original text -- the links there are clickable -- but you can not see the Aegean Fonts or images embedded in Microsoft Word, as these do not resolve in Blogger, so you will see some "filler" material. After I get all the syllables online, I will clean up the individual pages by making images of the various signs and uploading them to eliminate the current text resolution deficiencies, but it is a massive amount of tedious extra graphics work, so I am not doing it right now, as it is not essential for online purposes. One can see the full grid for the syllable on the scanned image.

The Syllable NE in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

NE (nau)

The boat sign on the Axe
of Arkalochori should be
viewed horizontally....

thus showing this to be
a boat, Greek νας.

Indeed, a retracing of a
photograph of the
original (not a copy) of
the Axe of Arkalochori
shows it is actually a
sailboat as shown in
column 5, and as proven  
in an accompanying
article to this grid inter
alia discussing photos of
the Axe.
The sign is shown
corrected in the 5th
column to the right,
above the ancient
sailing vessel image.
Cypriot syllabary:
The line is the
water surface.
Is it possible
that the
syllabic values
of some of the
Cypriot  N-
based signs
must be
View also
the symbol:
"rowers, oars"

Linear B


This is an easy
sign to identify
once one
knows it is a
The vessel tops
the vertical
holding line,
which need not
have a sign
meaning, but
which here
also appears to
serve as the
mast at its
Phaistos Disk

"boat, ship"

The boats are
because of
also on
*nau- "boat"
See naval at
Axe of Arkalochori
Image thumb from Art
Treasure shows replica
of ancient sailboat that
prior to the modern age
sailed to Indonesia.

The boat
sign in
Elamite is
simply as a
round hull.

had clinker-
sailboats, skin boats
[of] animal
skins and
reeds and
“sail with


determinative for
n'.j “travel”

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