Linear B tablet K 04-16 N b 01 from the Knossos “Armoury”


Linear B tablet K 04-16 N b 01 from the Knossos “Armoury”

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There are a couple of oddities in the Linear B on this tablet, as illustrated by the Notes in the illustration of it above.  Since Chris Tselentis lists “reins” as – aniyapi – one would expect the instrumental plural to be – aniyapisi - . But I am not the scribe, and I was not there when he inscribed the tablet. So who knows?

On the other hand, his spelling of – araromotemena – is definitely wrong. He has it as – araromotomena – and that spelling turns up neither in L.R. Palmer, The Interpretation of Mycenaean Texts (1963) nor in Chris Tselentis’ excellent Linear B Lexicon.

Other than that, everything’s cool. So there you have it.

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2 thoughts on “Linear B tablet K 04-16 N b 01 from the Knossos “Armoury””

  1. Honestly Richard, we could have had the world’s most observant auditor if only we had met 30 years ago. This is a remarkable “catch.” Joe Kastantin

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    1. I am not sure what you are referring to, Joe. It is difficult for me to know what folks are talking about unless they give me the link to the post or to the site to which they are referring.
      Sorry to sound so dense. I would really appreciate it if you could give me the link. I am also not sure who is supposed to be the most observant auditor, you or me.

      Thanks

      Richard

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