> I established that the AE recognized sideways
> written numbers even when no solar disc sign was
> present, and Martin found examples where the
> numbers are read left-to-right.
You "established" no such thing. You made an unsubstantiated claim - no evidence to back up what you claim whatsoever.
These are the ACTUAL facts:
Firstly, all clear examples from Abusir (and elsewhere) show that the sideways 'n' sign is only ever written in conjunction with the solar disc sign.
Secondly, all clear examples of the upright 'n' sign has NO solar disc associated with it (except when used to number a year or 'occasion').
Thirdly, we see examples of multiple groups of signs being over-written upon the same block. Many of these mixed groups of signs include the nfr sign as one of the sign groups.
Fourthly, at least two of these nfr sign groups presents a different orientation from other sign groups on the block.
Finally, you seem to be claiming that the AEs would happily accept and understand a sideways 'n' written without a solar disc as a cardinal number. Where is YOUR PROOF of that assertion? How would anyone actually KNOW that a cardinal number was intended with a sideways 'n' (without solar disc) - anyone could just as easily think that perhaps the scribe forgot to draw the solar disc (in which case the sideways 'n' sign was intended to be read as a date and NOT as a cardinal number). Or anyone might think that the missing solar disc might have been scraped away in transit (in which case, once again, the sideways 'n' sign was intended to be read as a date and NOT as a cardinal number). How would anyone know the difference, know what was actually intended? That is where you have a major LOGIC FAIL with your assertion.
Those are the facts. That's what the evidence shows. That's how the AEs did it. And yet you claim to possess some logic that proves differently - and with with no proof of your assertion whatsoever.
If you are not prepared to accept what the actual evidence demonstrates then you are simply wasting my time here. And I may have told you this before but I have no time for time wasters.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14-Jun-18 11:52 by Scott Creighton.