Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, conferred on Rita Roberts May 7 2020
summer haiku/haiga/shahai – mother goddess = déesse mère = dea madre mother goddess of Mount Ida, harvest queen... your sheer golden locks! * the earliest name for Demeter déesse mère du mont Ida, reine des moissons ... tes cheveux dorés ! dea madre del Monte Ida alto ... lucchetti dorati! Richard Vallance
Restoration the full text of the badly damaged Linear A tablet from Gournia: Here we see my restoration of the full text of the badly damaged Linear A tablet from Gournia, which includes line 0. at the top and line 4. at the bottom. This is just a personal interpretation, which may stray from the actual text of the original tablet... but we cannot really know this. Note that the RECTO (front side) and the VERSO (reverse side) are reversed. If you horizontally flip the VERSO it fits correctly into the RECTO. So this means that we have to read the text on the RECTO from left to right (dextrograde) and on the VERSO from right to left (sinistrograde). The reconstruction certainly makes sense. It was hard work, but worth it and fun!
summer haiku = virgin of the sea, in Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French virgin of the sea, the priestess of the winds blesses our fleet vièrge de la mer, la prêtresse des vents bénit notre flotte Richard Vallance
2 haiku in Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French, believe it or not! Believe it!
Translation of Linear B tablet KN 571 Rb 01 by Rita Roberts: This is the very last tablet Rita Roberts has had to translate to fulfill the requirements of her third year of university. In 3 years she has translated at least 250 tablets. Congratulations are in order!
Rule 13: how to convert Linear B PASA into Greek:
Translation of Linear B tablet KN 558 R I 61 by Rita Roberts:
Translation of Linear B tablet KN 536 R i 01 by Rita Roberts:
Summer haiku - Knossos by the sea = Knossos au bord de la mer in Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French Konoso para tarasa anemoiereya Knwsso/j para_ qa&ssash] a21nemou i'e/ria Knossos by the sea Priestess of the winds Knossos au bord de la mer prêtresse des vents Richard Vallance
Rule 10b: Converting Linear B to Greek: Q series of syllabograms to Greek p & Rule 10c: Converting Linear B to Greek: Q series of syllabograms to Greek b:
Rule 10a: Converting Linear B to Greek: Q series of syllabograms to Greek k:
winter haiku in Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French, snow on the summit, with the English version below and all of the other languages on the haiku image of the mountain and the church: snow on the summit of a Cretan mountain − a church Richard Vallance REPOST from 2017
The ancient Greek alphabet with Linear B equivalents where they exist: Here we find the table of the ancient Greek alphabet including the archaic letter # (digamma), pronounced “wau” as in “wow!” It is clear from this table that many ancient Greek letters have no exact Linear B equivalents. However, even these Greek letters can be replaced by Linear B syllabograms, which we shall introduce later.
Rule 9b: Linear B K = Greek g:
HOW TO SAY 8 WORDS in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek and modern Greek!
PYRAMID in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mycenaean Linear B, ancient and modern Greek:
FALCON in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek & modern Greek:
Converting Linear B to ancient Greek, Rule 6a, TA TE TI TO TU: Rule 6a is very simple. In the majority of Linear B words containing TA TE TI TO TU, these syllabograms must be converted to ta te ti to tu in (archaic) ancient Greek. However, by now it is becoming obvious that almost all or all of the previous rules we have already learned (1-5) also apply to almost all Greek words, and so we must always keep this in mind. In other words, multiple rules almost always apply to almost all Linear B words converted into Greek. The best way to confirm this is simply to check the Greek spelling in Tselentis of every single word you convert from Linear B into Greek. This requires perseverance and above all, practice, practice, practice, until it sinks in. From here on in, as we learn each additional rule, from 6b upwards, the number of multiple rules applying to almost every Linear B word converted into Greek will increase by 1 with each new rule. So far the number of multiple rules applying to each Linear B word converted into Greek = 1 2 3a 3b 4 5 6a for a maximum of 7 possible variations. With rule 6b, the maximum number of multiples will increase to 8. Rule 6b follows in the next post.
KEY POST! How to download all of Scripta Minoa! This procedure works only in Firefox, but can be readily adapted to other browsers. To download Scripta Minoa, Vol. 1, in Firefox, 1. First go to the Google.com search page, as seen here: 2. Secondly, copy this address in your Google.com HTML search bar, which in Firefox looks like this: And click the right arrow above, to open the file: 3. which will now appear on your desktop, at the LINK above, like this in Firefox: 4. next, to the far right of the document displayed above, you will see the navy blue DOWNLOAD button, with the DOWNLOAD arrow in white. Click on it to download the file: The DOWNLOAD Button is immediately above. 5. When you click on this button, the next thing you should see is this: CLICK: Save File, to save this file on your computer. You must then open your Downloads Folder, and open this file. Since the procedure to open Downloads in the Downloads Folder varies according to your operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, Apple) you will have to download and save this file according to your system. I cannot help you with this step. If you need help with this step, consult the HELP files for downloading files on your computer. 6. AFTER you have successfully downloaded this file to your computer, open your Downloads Folder and SAVE the file to your computer, preferably on your desktop. 7. Then open Adobe Acrobat, and open the file on your desktop (or wherever you saved it) in Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat will open the file far far quicker than the online download, in fact, in a matter of seconds. To download and open Scripta Minoa, Vol. 2, repeat all of the steps above, except that in: Step 2, Secondly, copy this address in your Google.com HTML search bar, which in Firefox looks like this: https://ia902608.us.archive.org/8/items/scriptaminoawrit02evanuoft/scriptaminoawrit02evanuoft.pdf And click the right arrow above, to open the file: And then you should see this page: This is the Google address for Scripta Minoa, Vol. 2, which is not quite the same as the Google address for Scripta Minoa, Vol. 1. NOTE that certain details in Steps 1-7 above will vary from browser to browser. We did not provide instructions for Internet Explorer, as we only use Firefox. So if you are using a browser other than Firefox, you may have to adjust some of the input(s) for each step above. Please NOTE that the Linear B fragments and tablets appear in Scripta Minoa, Volume 2, not Volume 1. You can see this for yourself when you open Scripta Minoa, Volume 2, in your Adobe Acrobat Reader. SCROLL DOWN the file until you see this page, the first page of the fragments and tablets in Vol. 2.: