Linear A Ideograms

inaugeral date: 10 September 2006; last update: 10 September 2006


Comments, corrections, questions: John Younger (jyounger@ku.edu)


I. Common, Identified Linear Ideograms

BOS (bovine): *23 , BOSm *23m
CAP (goat): CAPf *22f , CAPm *22m
CYP (grass [for fodder?], papyrus?]) *303
FIC (fig) *30
GRA (wheat?) *120 , *120b
OLE (olive oil) *302
OLIV (olives) *122
OVIS (sheep): OVISf *21f , OVISm *21m
SUS (pig) *85
TELA (cloth) *54 (ligatured, as in Linear B: *54+81 TELA+KU, *54+A312, TELA+? [Bennett 1975: 61, & Melena 1975: 108-10 both give TELA+ZO?; Younger {in 2005} identifies A312 also as KU])
VIN (wine) *131a , *131b , *131c
VIR/MUL (man, woman) *100/102

VAS (vase shapes) *400-*418
according to Perna 2003:
HT 31.2, 5-6: *402VAS = handleless vases (presumably termed QA-PA3, SU-PA3-RA, PA-TA-QE)
HT 39.5: *407VAS+A = the vase name begins with "A ..."
HT 31.1: *410VAS = tripod, a valuable container
HT 31.2: *415VAS = krater (SU-PU)
HT 31.3: *416VAS = hydria? (KA-RO-PA3)
PH 8a.: *418VAS = bull-head rhyton

fractions, *701-*713 simple fractions; *714-*743 compound fractions


II. GORILA's Sign Charts

Signs 01-306
Signs 307-418, including vase shapes *400-*418
Signs 501-554 (there are no signs 419-500); all these signs are ligatures
Signs 555-608, all these signs are ligatures
Signs 609-662, all these signs are ligatures, including *648-*662 ligatures with vase shapes
Signs 663-743: *663 and *664 are ligatures with vases shapes; there are no signs *665-*700; *701-*743 are fractions and compound fractions


III. GORILA's Palaeographic Charts

Signs 01-05
Signs 06-09
Signs 10-17
Signs 20-22
Signs 22f-24
Signs 26-29
Signs 30-39
Signs 40-46
Signs 47-53
Signs 54-59
Signs 60-66
Signs 67-73
Signs 74-79
Signs 79-81
Signs 82-100
Signs 100-123
Signs 131-164
Signs 164-301
Signs 301-306
Signs 307-312
Signs 313-322
Signs 323-340
Signs 341-358
Signs 359-403
Signs 404-418



Comments, corrections, questions:
John Younger (jyounger@ku.edu)

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