Saturday, February 05, 2011

30 - The Syllable MO : 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 30th posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable MO 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 MO in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)



MO (should be viewed
together with MU)

Since Sumerian had no
“O” vowel, overlap can
occur between O and U
syllabic elements in
terms of concepts,
especially here at the M-
based syllables. The
concepts of “ox(back)”
“back” and “middle”
may have meshed in the
Phaistos Disk sign for
MO, leading to the back
middle of an ox being
depicted there, but an
ox head being depicted
in Linear B for MU.

divide, distribute”
“Divide” as "middle"

Cypriot
syllabary

𐠗
MO
„middle“
Linear B

𐀗(15)
MO
“middle”

Linear B sign
B15 (MO)
„middle“
matches sign
B12 (SO)
“channel “
and
B14 (DO)
“pipe”,
(all Minoan
plumbing).
The bend in
the vertical
holding line
shows relation.
Phaistos Disk

𐇷
MO
“ox back”

"divided,
middle"

The Phaistos
disk sign
combines the
ideas of MO
“middle” and
MU ‘”’back”
together and
there is no
MU on the
Phaistos
Disk.
No comparable Axe sign

__________

The Phaistos Disk sign
for MO may show the
“back” “middle” of an
“ox”, combining
concepts used
for the MO and MU
syllables elsewhere.

Sumerian note:
A sign of “nine” notches
or divisions could also
stand for the number
nine, in Indo-European
e.g. Latvian deviņi “nine”
which is nearly
homophonic with dieviņi
“Gods, diminutive form”
and so might also have
been used as a
determinative for the
concept of “gods”.
Elamite



MO

divided
distributed


Egyptian
writes:
Egyptian
m, ...
represents
ME  
meaning ....
'in the
middle of'
Sumerian

MI3
“middle”

MAL3
unknown
 meaning
“side” ?
Latvian mala


Sumerian
AMA
 “wild ox”

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