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One Small leap for Syllabograms, One Giant Leap for Linear B: the Last Stage before Liftoff! Thomas G. Palaima’s Translation of Linear B Tablet FL 1994

08 May

My teacher Richard Vallance has made a unique discovery with the Linear B Ancient Scripts and we are very excited about it. This re-blog explains.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

One Small leap for Syllabograms, One Giant Leap for Linear B: the Last Stage before Liftoff!
Thomas G. Palaima's Translation of Linear B Tablet FL 1994: Click to ENLARGE

Linear B Heidelberg HE FL 1994 PalaimaUntil now, students, scholars and researchers in the field of Linear B, including myself of course, have assumed that syllabograms are syllabograms are syllabograms, as a rose is a rose is a rose.

Likewise, and to no one's surprise, 2 or 3 syllabograms superimposed one over the other, can express Linear B words in a very concise manner, as illustrated here: Click to ENLARGE:

mycenaean-linear-b-ideograms-formed-by-combinatioins-of-syllabograms
These syperimposed syllabograms I chose to refer as Logograms, because to my mind, that is what they are.

Yet, to my utter astonishment, I have only recently discovered, upon minute examination of 100s of linear B fragments and a few tablets from pages 140-169 of Sir Arthur Evans' Scripta Minoa, that there is…

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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “One Small leap for Syllabograms, One Giant Leap for Linear B: the Last Stage before Liftoff! Thomas G. Palaima’s Translation of Linear B Tablet FL 1994

  1. nutsfortreasure

    May 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    AWESOME!!!!

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