Review of Homophones in Linear B: the Diphthong AI (the Most Common in Linear B): Click to ENLARGE:
This post, as the next few following it dealing with homophones in Linear B, is intended for students of Linear B who have already mastered the Basic Syllabograms, and for researchers and others who would just like to review their homophones. I would like to point out that I have no intention of covering all of the homophones, since some of them are so rarely used as to be practically inconsequential, but that I shall focus on these ones alone: AI, HA, PTE, DIPTE, RAI, RIYA, RIYO, SIYA and TIYA, with passing references to SWA & SWI. Our final review of homophones will be concluded well before the end of June 2012.
In the next post, we will be featuring the next most commonly used homophone in Linear B, HA, which was used to express an initial aspirated A.
Progressive Linear B: Syllabograms Level 3.2 – Introduction to Homophones:
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With these new syllabograms, we are finally able to spell out the name of the most famous city in Minoan-Mycenaean Crete:
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