> I am not coming back.
> You are absolutely correct in that the "mes"
> (birth) of the symbols is crucial and again I
> refer you to the great discussions between
> Kaplony, Sethe, Brugsh, and Helck on that subject,
> if you can read it using a translator program.
I can't seem to find any of this. I'll be needing a new computer soon and will try again then.
> the First Dynasty ivory oil tags there are several
> examples of the "annunciation" of new symbols as
> if it was a national event worthy of making the
> "rnpt" defining entry. This birth by annunciation
> of course is the essence of the Ptah-cosmogony
> from Memphis later absorbed by Atum in the
> Heliopolitean cosmogony of the Pyramid Texts.
This even appears on the Palermo Stone. I consider it vitally important to understanding author intent in the PT. It's simply not reasonable to suppose that men sat around dreaming up ne imaginary consciuousnesses so they could announce the births of new gods. Gods aren't born this way. Even if they were those who dreamed them up would hide it rather than announce "Birth of Min!" for all and sundry to see.
No! "Gods" were new theory and invention that were significant. "Sceptres" were tools and machine parts operated by men and gods. Icons were mostly just simple tools.
Most of these origins seem quite apparent to me because they fit in the actual cultural context. Egyptologists are trying to solve the language and make them fit in the language but this will forever be impossible because the language is nothing like our language. It can't be read like our language. It can not be understood a little part or a word at a time. It must be understood all at once. The only real cultural context is the one where all the writing fits together and makes perfect sense. The real cultural context is one where the king is the only source of fresh water and is the pyramid.
> Helck was struck by the dichotomy of Buto
> logograms versus Nekhenite phonograms and this
> explains why the phonetic value of the several
> retained Buto symbols have nothing to do with the
> ideographic content. The name N'r-mr is a good
> example. There you have the biliteral "mr", a
> chisel following the logogram for catfish
> pronounced "N'r" (forgive the clumsy
> transliteration from my keyboard), the typical
> two-symbol Buto-style spelling of names.
> Yet, the mention of the king's name likely did not
> invoke the images of Catfish-Chisel in the minds
> of his people for obvious reasons. So what may
> have really happened here?
> One plausible, by no means only, way to explain
> this is when the Buto folks in Lower Egypt
> referred to the king, the sound of the name could
> best be recapitulated in the tongue of Upper Egypt
> by the word(s) for those two images. What I think
> happened is that in the spirit of unification, one
> of each region's symbols was chosen to make up the
> name. Consequently, the Nekhenite logogram
> (catfish) whose sound most closely resembled the
> sound of the Buto first word in the name
> pronounced "Nar", and whose meaning in Buto is
> lost to us, was combined with the Buto logogram
> "chisel" pronounced "mr" in their tongue and "3b"
> in the Nekhenite tongue. So Nar-mer is what the
> name sounded like, not what it meant!
> I hope you can see where this is going. "3B" is a
> word root which relates to water and that explains
> why "mr" also came to mean river and canal....as
> in the winding water way (hint hint). Where did
> Rolf Krauss tell us that was?
Very interesting thanks.
Of course the mr was the source of water and origin of the winding watercourse.
> Later, Egyptian, words for chisel include "th3"
> and also "kh3"....and with this lead I'm sending
> you a bit of wind into your sails depending on
> what you make with it. The act of chiselling words
> into stone was creating in the Memphite theology.
> "kh3" we already covered means to shiningly appear
> as in birth (what was the name of Sneferu's Red
> Pyramid? see Belmonte et al), let's say on the the
> horizon, and "th3" relates to the shaman Sem
> priest seen in front of Narmner (there named
> "thet") who later was officiated as the "Th3tj",
> the vizier. And what was the function of the Sem
> priest in prehistoric Egypt?
> He put on a leopard robe and fell into a trance.
> This act later also became officiated and a
> special room for it was reserved: The Pr-Dw3t, the
> Robing Room/House; it's the room with the star
> symbol just recently posted by Martin Stower.
There's only one star house before the pyramid and its upper eye begins the winding watercourse.