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Re: allnoun, Linear P

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Friday, April 23, 1999, 2:41
Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...> wrote:
>=20 > Now if Linear A has been cracked you surely have the secret to the late=
> Eteocretan language. Maybe you weren't around when I issued the challe=
> to come up with the 'correct' translation of the Psykhro inscription af=
> I'd given some incorrect ones. In case you (or any other interested > conlanger) missed it, here it is again (the main text in the 3rd cent.B=
> Ionic alphabet, but there are three mysterious symbols beneath it): > ------------------------------------------------------- > For those who would like to find 'proof' that their conlang was actuall=
> used in Crete of the 3rd cent. BC - and for others - I give a > transliteration of the inscription. Greek eta /e:/ is represented as 'E=
> theta /th/ by 'T' and phi /ph/ by 'P'. >=20 > epioi > zETanTE > par siPai
Well, it could well be some form of Drasel=E9q. My guess is that the inscription reproduces a very unusual passage from the sacred writings of the Enlightened One, with phonetical changes which would allow me to date it at about 1200 years after the Enlightenment: i pior /I pjoj/ a curiosity dhesag them /'zEzaN Te~/ pattern, it said bars i vaid /,bajs i 'Bai?/ sacred a finger roughly "A sacred finger pointed at a curious pattern". (I assume the finger belongs to the Enlightened One, who is showing some important fact to his disciples. Though they might be looking at the finger, as the saying goes...)
>=20 > As far as I can manage in ASCII the three Linear symbols are: >=20 > | | /|\ /\ > |_|_| /_|_\ /__\ > | | / | \ > | | | >=20
Oh, these are ideograms showing pictures of men in a traditional story that the Enlightened One used to tell people. It's raining, and the first man is just cursing the rain and probably going to be hit by lightning any time, standing there with his arms up; the other one is stupidly trying to cover himself with his hands over his head; and the third one, who is the wisest, has run and taken shelter under a roof. Of course I might be wrong, but it's not likely, after all the research I've been doing on this. :) --Pablo Flores * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * En gian idgrivar fr=FAmneltel frasi=E9rraser gian pavonn be i malladhar siqged=FCer. "Don't blame your enemy for your disgrace=20 if you've just given them a chance." (Traditional Dr=E1selhadh saying)