Sunday, March 06, 2011

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: KI Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: KI Luvian Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

(continued from KE Luvian Update)

This posting updates the series started here by adding Luvian (also spelled Luwian, formerly Hieroglyphic Hittite) to the syllabic grid for the syllable KI originally published at 54 - The Syllable KI : 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.

If I have found no comparable Luvian syllable in mainstream sources, there is no update posting for that syllable. This applies particularly to syllables with the vowel "O", which predecessor Sumerian did not have (apparently also not in Luvian). Syllables with the vowel "E" are alleged by Luvian scholars not to have been used for Luvian, though I think otherwise. My research indicates that also Luvian had "consonant plus vowel E" (or similar sound) syllables and I include them if I have been able to identify them (provisionally, of course, subject to ultimate confirmation).

Each syllable will be presented in its own posting.

There is first a scanned image of a "syllabic" grid excerpt from the original Microsoft Word manuscript -- the links there are not clickable because it is one image.

The original text follows -- the links there are clickable -- but embedded fonts or images may be missing because Blogger does not pick them all up from Microsoft Word, so use the scanned image for those.



The Syllable KI plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

KI
These signs represent
leather or an animal
skin, hide or bag.

κώρυκος (korykos)
"leather knapsack"

κέρκος "tail of an
animal" (pelt ?)

κας "fleece", which
is found in the terms of
other languages in the
wider sense of „animal
skin, pelt“ as in the
Sumerian KUŠ or Indo-
European e.g. Latvian
KAŽoks  or Russian
кожа „pelt“
Cypriot
syllabary:



KI



The lower
horizontal line
is the ground.
The upper
parts could
represent a
bag with a
closure.
Linear B



(67)

KI

animal skin bag
with a closure


(korykos)

"leather
knapsack"
Phaistos Disk



KI
animal hide,
skin, pelt

"fleece"
Russian
„pelt“
Latvian
“pelt”
No comparable Axe sign
_____________

Egyptian

is read as DCHR or DHR
meaning “leather
whereas alone is
used as a determinative
for “leather” etc.

Egyptian
[a]chAr viz. XAr “sack”
Gardiner V19  cognate
with Greek
Elamite

“sack with contents?”
KI
_______




Luvian
Q
KWI
KWA
Sumerian
KUŠ

Luvian
KI
“sack with contents”
confused with RI ?
or one sign?

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