Friday, March 04, 2011

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

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

(continued from SO 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 SU originally published at 26 - The Syllable SU : 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 SU plus Luvian in the Minoan Aegean Sign Concordance (by Andis Kaulins)

SU
ζον (zoion) "animal"
κύων "dog, bitch",

Latvian sun(s)- "dog",
perhaps originally from
ausains "long-eared"
Sumerian SU “hand” is
not appropriate here
since it may be generic
with Indo-European e.g.
Latvian sauja “inner palm
(of the hand).
Cypriot
syllabary




SU
“man holding
the dog line”
Linear B


(58)

SU
animal head
and body.

Phaistos Disk


SU

“animal”
(surely a dog)
No comparable Axe sign


photo found at
The Cretan Hound is one
of oldest (hunting) dog
breeds in Europe.
Elamite
SU
Long-eared
object

Luvian
Œ
Sumerian
SA,
“knobby
container”
“spout,
flow”

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