Decisive proof that the word Minoan Linear A supaira is a small(er) vessel type: Decisive proof that the word Minoan Linear Asupairais a small(er) vessel type, approximately equivalent to the Mycenaean Linear B word dipa = “cup with handles” arises from another highly significant Minoan Linear A tablet, and that one is the tablet from the Ay. Nickolaus Museum, Greece. There are 300 of these cups on Linear A tablet Haghia Triada 31, so we know they are small. What is so amazing about the Ay. Nickolaus Museum Linear A tablet is that itconfirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mycenaean Linear B inherited its supersyllabograms from Minoan Linear A! There are no fewer than6supersyllabograms for vessel types on this highly significant tablet. The very first one is that forsupaira= “cup”. What is even more astonishing is the fact that this supersyllabogram,SU, isinchargedinside theideogramfor this vessel type, once again confirming that Mycenaean Linear B inherited not only its supersyllabograms, but even itsideograms, from Minoan Linear A. Now we now for certain that the wordsupairaon HT 31 (Haghia Triada) is a vessel type, because it appears as an incharged SSYL on the Ay. Nickolaus Museum Linear A tablet. But that is not all. We also know that it is a cup with ahandle, because the Ay. Nickolaus tablet shows it as such. Sosupairadefinitely means “a small cup with a handle”, very much like the famous Mycenaean Nestor’s cup at the National Museum of Athens, even though the latter has two handles. This makes for the second extremely precise definition of a Minoan Linear A word for a vessel type, the other beingpuko= Mycenaean Linear Btiripode= “tripod”. The practice of incharging attributive supersyllabograms inside their ideograms is a Minoan Linear A invention as well. So the Mycenaeans didinvent supersyllabograms, nor did they innovate the creation of incharged attributive supersyllabograms inside their own ideograms. The Minoans did all that! To confirm beyond a doubt that the Mycenaean Linear B practice of incharging attributive supersyllabograms is derived from the Minoan Linear A practice, cf. the Linear B table of incharged supersyllabograms below.not

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Fabulous ! Looks like you are making headway Richard. Now don’t get stopping up all night with Linear A

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Bravo, Richard.

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Thank yo so much. I sincerely believe I am on the right track. I am about to publish my results with my Glossary of 102 Minoan Linear A word on my academia.edu account. Then we shall see what transpires/

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