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Posted on 07/18/2004 6:43:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The first character is the sampi, as it was used (briefly) in the Ionic alphabet as a sibilant. The first question to answer is whether it should be separated from the numerical sampi at all... The second question is what the phonetic value of sampi was... Jeffery (1990:39)... also suspects that sampi was originally borrowed from Carian, and used to express the Carian sibilant in loanwords... In the pre-Hellenic language of Lemnos (possibly related to Etruscan), it is used, but Jeffery has no idea what it sounded like. In the older inscriptions of the non-Hellenic language of Phrygia (related to Armenian, and a similar alphabet to Lemnos), it was at the time usually transliterated as z. The zigzag also appears in a random vase handle in Delphi, which may be from Phrygia.
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Are these similar to those "Out of the Closet" boys from the next block?
Boy! THAT didn't work at all on here!
It is ALL greek to me ...
Got one letter, that T thing.
How about these?
Not true. If she stood her ground, she'd be granted a court date, where a judge (not a police officer) would hear her case. The burden of proof would be on the state, and she would have the right to request a trial in which some number of her peers, would render a verdict. If she lost, she would have the opportunity to appeal.
Still a police state?
The only joke is my posting skills. lol.
Uncracked Ancient CodesLinear A, undeciphered, tantalizes, because about 80 percent of its signs resemble those of Linear B. Its system of numerals seems to be fairly clear: On several tablets, a term for "total" appears at the bottom of a tablet that includes a series of numbers. The numbers add up to the total given, instilling confidence that we understand at least these units. Attempts to show that Linear A represents a known language of the Aegean world, however, have not been successful. All but a few scholars agree that the language of Linear A cannot be Greek, and the idea that it represents a Semitic language has been rejected by nearly everyone. An Anatolian language (perhaps Lycian) remains a possibility... Robinson's descriptions of such analysis, and his accounts of both successful and unsuccessful decoding attempts, are clear, provocative and stimulating.
(Lost Languages reviewed)
by William C. West
The Enigma Of The World's Undeciphered Scripts
by Andrew Robinson
bttt with a few related GGG / FR topics:
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Inscription in Carian and Greek
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So Who Is Buried in Midas's Tomb?
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