Richard Janke’s conjectural restoration of the missing top of Linear A tablet ZA 20: Since the top of Linear A tablet ZA 20 is missing, I boldly took it upon myself to restore the top of this tablet. My restoration is of course conjectural, but I am quite sure it is something like what the original must have looked like, because line 6 mentionssitetuand line 7situ. These are variants on the same Linear A word,situ, which just so happens to look a great deal like the Linear B wordsito, which means “wheat”. SO it is natural to suppose that in factsituandsitetualso mean “wheat” in Linear A. Here is the decipherment of the entire Linear A tablet ZA 20 (Zakrs), including the restored lines 1.-7. 1.kireta211 = 11 units (probably bales) of barley 2.dideru42 = 42 bales of einkorn wheat 3.dideru30qerie22 = 30 bales of einkorn wheat (2) and 22 bales of another type of grain (3) 4.qerie6 = 6 bales of grain type (3) 5. ro? + direza- =(dide)ro[left truncated] = einkorn wheat =didero+direza= a unit of measurement 6. se + mi? +ru? 4 sitetu 1 = “se” is the last syllabogram, i.e. syllable of the worddireza+se, which implies the word is inflected. 7.situ6 te*123 12rumitase2 = 6 bales of wheat + 12 bales or units of te*123 (unknown) 2 units of chaff 8.kura120 =kura= TOTAL of all items listed in lines 1.-7. No one has ever attempted to decipher even the extant bottom portion of Linear A tablet ZA 20 (Zakros) before, let alone to restore the missing lines in the missing top portion of this tablet.

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Sorry Richard, it did not Re-blog correctly,

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Thar is OK. No problem…

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As I see above, no problem…

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Seems to make sense !!

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