Friday, February 11, 2011

49 - The Syllable LI : 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 49th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable LI 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 LI in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

The Phaistos Disk has a
sign of the osprey or
sea eagle, in archaic
Greek called λιάετος
and in Linear B an
abstracted sign of
talons, beak and wings.

Considered for Linear B
but discarded was the
alternative of a flower
like the Madonna lily
λείριον. The lily is
among the most ancient
cultivated ornamental
flowers. In Crete it was
the most frequent floral
motif of Minoan art...
the sacred flower...


The sign is
a bird in the
air with the
line below the
wing element
the ground, i.e.
the earth, as in
other signs.
Linear B
Is read as RAI
in error
an abstracted
sign of talons,
beak and
In Linear B
texts, not
E-RAI-WO but
E-LAI-WO for
"olive oil".
Phaistos Disk

"sea eagle,

On the south
coast, near
Matala, you
can find
(continue at
column right)
No comparable Axe sign

Wikipedia Osprey image

"In Minoan times,
Matala was most likely
the port for the Palace
of Phaistos, which is
about 10 km north of
the village."
Old Elamite

The above
sign has an
Is it a
drawing of
a bird wing,
talon &
prey, and
sky at the
beak and
bird head?


not the same
as Horus

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