Monday, March 07, 2011

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: Luvian Vowels and W-Based Syllabes Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

Syllabic Grid of Ancient Scripts: Luvian Vowels and W-Based Syllabes Update to the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance MinAegCon by Andis Kaulins

The quality of the image scan here is improved over the version posted at 66.

(continued from ZU Luvian Update)

This posting updates the series started here by adding Luvian (also spelled Luwian, formerly Hieroglyphic Hittite) to the syllabic grid for the Vowels and the W-Based syllables originally published at 66 - Vowels and W-Based Syllables : 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.


Vowels & W-based Syllables + Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (Andis Kaulins)
CHANGED HEADINGS


CHANGED
CHANGED HEADINGS
CHANGED

Syllabic Value of
the Sign (Symbol)
Cypriot
Syllabary
Linear B
(Ventris etc.)
Linear B
Vowel Signs
Cyprian VOWELS
Egyptian
hieroglyphs
Sumerian
pictographs
A (“ah”)
א - Alef
This vowel placement
merely highlights some
observations and is not
and can not be like the
convincing analysis of
the previous syllables,
for the Phaistos Disk has
no vowel signs at all, so
that full-fledged vowels
must have developed
later at other locations.

Cyprian
W-Signs
_______


There seems
to be a genetic
relationship
between the
W-based
syllables and
the vowels.

Linear B
W-Signs
_______


Luvian

a, "Á
e.g. Latvian
acseye“
Linear B
VOWELS


(08)
“A”

The vowel
“A”
as in “ah”
Cypriot Syllabary signs
show how the vowel
sound is made

“A”

The vowel “A”
The mouth is
“full, open, even”
“A” is LABIAL
Egyptian
“A”
  
„J“
LABIAL

Luvian
W, WA
Sumerian
"A3", WA, WE, WI, WU
“arms, side”
Luvian
7, "À"
e.g. Latvian
āķis hook“
AE
from an original AE
ה - He
house, dwelling place”
Latvian ēka „large
building, edifice, hall”
was = Latvian valds
“rule”, see also
Latvian vars, valdīšana
„power, dominion
Cypriot
syllabary

WA
_______
This sign is upside down of Cyprian MA
Linear B


(54)
WA
“temple”
dominion

(Luvian  "dominion")
Linear B


(38)
“E”
The vowel “E”
A rounded
“temple”
dominion
Cyprian vowel
“E”


The vowel “E”
The mouth is
“full, open”, plus more
from the throat or side”
“E” is PHARYNGEAL
Egyptian
dominion

“AE”
PHARYNGEAL
Sumerian
“E”
temple
dominion
Luvian
V
WA
E, I
י – Yod (Yad is
Hebrew for “hand”)
“with stout fibers” ?
These signs point to a
concept related to
“hand”. Latvian iedot
“in give” and ieņem “in
take” may provide a clue
Cypriot
syllabary




WI
Linear B


(75)
WE
Luvian
X, "Ax"
Linear B




(28)
I
The vowel “I”
Cyprian vowel
“I”

The vowel “I”
“less full or open, and
more from the top”
“I” IS UVULAR
Egyptian
“the arm”
“IE”
UVULAR

Luvian
ç
Sumerian
“I”
“five” i.e. as “hand, arm”
Luvian
A,"I" ! ?
I, O
ו – Waw

that which one has as
possessions or property
inside the house
(compare to the next
vowel)
Cypriot
syllabary



WE
Linear B


(40)
WI
one sees the
I” within the
tent-like sign
Linear B



(61)
“O”
The vowel
“O”
Cyprian vowel

“O”

The vowel “O”
“toward the bottom”
“O” is VELAR”
Egyptian
“OO”
“W”
VELAR Luvian
í
WA5
Sumerian
There was
no “O” in
Sumerian.

Luvian
&and Ü
I, IÁ
O, U
ו - Waw
house, roof or eye over
one’s head (that which
one has a domicile)
one's own substance,
property, outside the
house, i.e. the dwelling
Indo-European
Homophonic (same-
sounding) is e.g. Latvian
UZ “on, above”
Cypriot
syllabary


WO

“house, roof or
eye over one’s
head”
(outside)
Linear B



(42)
WO


having an eye
on one’s
domicile”
Linear B




(10)
“U”
The vowel
“U”
“raised
high”
Cyprian vowel

“U”

The vowel “U”
“mostly closed
and the lips out”
“raised high”
“U” is a HIGH BACK
CLOSE VOWEL
Sumerian
Ú, U5, U11
“raised high”
Luvian
WA
"terra"
Sumerian
U3, U7
“eye on
domicile”
Luvian
F
WA6
“terra”

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