Mycenaean Linear B Progressive Grammar: Derived (D) Verbs/Infinitives in P (Part A) = 290 + 52/Total = 342
In this post we find derived (D) infinitives in P (Part A). Here is the table of derived (D) thematic and athematic infinitives starting with the Greek letter P (A) in Mycenaean Greek:
Be absolutely sure to read the critical NOTES on Mycenaean Linear B orthography I have composed for P (A).
The 4 sentences following Greek verbs in P (A) make it perfectly clear that we are dealing with natural Mycenaean Greek as it was actually spoken. Note that the natural plural in OI is to found in spoken Mycenaean, rather than the singular in P (A) we find almost (but not always) exclusively on the extant Linear B tablets.
It was highly likely anyway that official documents, poetry (if any) and religious texts were written in natural Mycenaean Greek on papyrus. However, the moist climate of Crete and the Greek mainland meant that papyrus, unlike in the arid climate of Egypt, was doomed to rot away. So we shall never really know whether or not there were documents in natural Mycenaean Greek. But my educated hunch is that there were.
The total number of natural Mycenaean Greek derived (D) infinitives we have posted so far = 342.
pariemi = to allow, permit
omeromai = to wish, want
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Great work. Thanks Richard.
Why isn’t Argentee on your site?
Argentee is on my site Richard.
And Koko on mine! It is as if they were visiting one another in Crete and Canada! Koko is doing just fine now, I bet!@
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