Sunday, February 20, 2011

63A - The Syllable ZE update1: 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 63A update 1 to the 63rd posting in this series (which started here), and presents the Syllable ZE in the Syllabic Grid. Each syllable is presented in its own posting.

Overnight I found that no less a source than Strabo used the Z- viz. X- sound term χωρμετρέω for "to measure a country", as χώρα means "land, country, place, spot" and χωρμέτρης "land surveyor", so that our assumption here of a Z-sound for ZE and the concept of earth measure was correct.

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 ZE update 1 in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

ZE
Signs  here are either
measuring sticks or the
seed heads of wheat
which look similar to a
marked measuring stick.

ζειά “Einkorn” triticum
monococcum

There is overlap with
geo- and the syllable GE,
indicating several terms
for “Earth” in use.
Normally expected
(geometry – “earth
measure“) but one sees
that there was also a Z-
syllable term such as in
ζείδωρος "epithet of
the earth", viz. Sumerian
zikura “Earth”. Strabo
for “measure a country”

Compare γεόομαι “to
become Earth” with
Latvian zeme,
Lithuanian žeme, Old
Prussian semme “Earth”
Cypriot
syllabary

No Cypriot sign
known.
_______









Egyptian

The Djed Pillar
is associated
with Memphis,
the Summer
Solstice and
immortality
and ostensibly
measures the 3
or 4 seasons
(it varies) as
symbols of life.
(for more
observations
see columns
right)
Linear B

𐀽(74)
ZE

measuring
stick
(the semi-circle
could
represent any
number of
things: water
itself
or perhaps a
plumb for
measuring the
depth of water




Egyptian

See also my
discussion
online of the
Phaistos Disk

𐇜
ZE


“Einkorn”
triticum
monococcum


Sumerian
ZIZ
“emmer
wheat”



Egyptian
ZWT
“wheat”
No comparable Axe sign
__________
Example of an Egyptian
Nilometer, here
somewhat idealized
versus the original
source


Nilometer (idealized)
based on an illustration

Jnbw-n-JTY
gnomon at Memphis

DJED
The Djed Pillar
Elamite


ZE
measuring
stick with
markings

Sumerian
ZAG
“boundary,
border”

Did the
Sumerian
sign below
precede
Egyptian
DJED?
ZA4
Sumerian

ZE

Ryan: "stick with pennant stuck upright in water, used as a height-marker for its rising"


ŠE
“grain,
barley”

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