Friday, January 07, 2011

The Origins of Writing and the Alphabet as a Derivation from Syllabic Script - 4 - LEXILINE JOURNAL 556

[In amended form later published as a book under the title Ancient Signs
E. Structure of the Seven-Column Syllabic Grid of the Kaulins Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (MinAegCon)

The Syllabic Grid of the Kaulins Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (MinAegCon) has a table format of seven columns which are filled with text and images for the purpose of providing the greatest amount of information in the smallest possible area. This design permits quick and effective presentation and analysis of the alleged common genetic interlock of syllabic signs from the various sources. The reader can see at a glance the signs under discussion and their syllabic values, including comments about the words (and the objects) from which the syllables originated

A sample row from the seven-column table is shown below for the syllable LI.
1.      The first column in the table identifies the syllable in question.
2.      The second column gives the comparable sign in the Cypriot Syllabary and its currently accepted syllabic reading.
3.   The third column provides the comparable Linear B sign together with its currently accepted syllabic reading and, where required, its corrected reading, especially for /R/ and /L/ phonemes and the Q-based and J-based syllables.
4.      The fourth column provides the comparable sign on the Phaistos Disk.
5.      The fifth column provides the comparable sign on the Axe of Arkalochori.
6.      The sixth column provides the comparable sign in Old Elamite script.
7.     The seventh column provides Sumerian pictographs and/or Egyptian hieroglyphs which could be considered to be genetically related, showing a potential line of development from Sumerian to Elamite to Minoan script.

Blogger does not reproduce Aegean Font Signs or Microsoft Word .doc images online.
Creating special embedded links for them would involve a great deal of time.
Hence, I first show the Word table excerpt as a scanned image (links not active).
Below that is the original table with Aegean Fonts and images missing, but active links.
The reader thus has the complete info, but not the complete publication,
which will be published in due time in full elsewhere.
Plus, having each syllable as a separate image has advantages for users.
This notice appears only once, not on subsequent postings in this series.

The Syllable LI in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)
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 could be a bird in the air with the line below the wing element representing the ground, i.e. the earth.
Linear B:
Is read as RAI
in error
an abstracted
sign of talons,
beak and

In Linear B
not E-RAI- but
E-LAI- for λαιον
"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."


This sign
has an
Is it a
drawing of
a bird wing,
talon prey
and sky?
beak and
bird head?


not Horus

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