Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Origins of Writing, the Alphabet and the Syllable PO - LEXILINE JOURNAL 566

[In amended form later published as a book under the title Ancient Signs]

This is the 14th posting in this series (later updated for Luvian), and presents the Syllable PO 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 "a ? ? filler".

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

Syllabic Value of
the Sign (Symbol)
(there was no
universally established
AEIOU vowel system yet
in this era, and there
were dipthongs, so that
a strict AEIOU system
here is a bit misleading)
signs from the
Character Map
for Windows)
(Ventris &
numbers in
by him in the
years 1978-
Axe of
(these same basic signs
are also on the Phaistos
Disk). This column also
provides explanatory
photo images for various
Minoan symbols
(same basic
signs as the
Disk -  see
and/or sign
on individual
“to make”
This is a companion sign
to Linear B TE τέκτων
viz. τέχνη "craftsman,
master of an art".

The one identifies the
craftsman maker  and
the other the making.

No comparable
sign known to
this author, but
there may be
one I do not
know of.
Linear B
In Linear B
scholarship this
is PI in error
and the axe is
in error as PO.
Phaistos Disk

No similar sign on Axe

This sign in Linear B
appears to be a creation
limited to Crete and
formed from the
Linear B sign
for TE
No Elamite
sign yet.

No Sumerian

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