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cladking Wrote:
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> MDaines Wrote:
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> > The Mercer quote was found on sacredtexts.com.
> > I’ll leave you all to the apparently huge task
> > of clarifying the groundwork that led to
> > transliterating Egyptian hieroglyphs into the
> > current understanding of them. If I thought there
> > was a straight and simple answer out there
> > somewhere, I might ask why there is such certainty
> > that the images represented sounds that could be
> > linked to an alphabet rather than entire words.
> > I’m curious but the earliest Sumerian symbols
> > (pre-cuneiform) are my subject, so I’ll leave it
> > at that. Note that I don’t refer to them as
> > proto-cuneiform because this is the study of a
> > pre-existing symbolic (pictographic) language that
> > degenerated into abstraction (cuneiform), not the
> > usual understanding of it as the beginning of
> > intelligent communication - that led to our
> > current sad state of bickering, obfuscation and
> > misinterpretation.
>
> I believe . . .

Quite.

M.

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The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 883 Duketown 30-Nov-18 12:46
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Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 232 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:04
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 210 cladking 01-Dec-18 15:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 217 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:15
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Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 240 Manu 01-Dec-18 15:38
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 240 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:03
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 216 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 250 Manu 01-Dec-18 16:18
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 245 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:29
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 205 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:05
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 166 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:33
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 229 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 204 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:44
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 244 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:58
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 189 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:07
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 240 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 176 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:37
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 235 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:52
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 166 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:13
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 208 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 169 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:35
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 254 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:42
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 182 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 223 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:57
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 303 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 21:22
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 214 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:23
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 203 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 216 cladking 01-Dec-18 22:50
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 199 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 221 cladking 01-Dec-18 23:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 259 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 23:16
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 270 Manu 01-Dec-18 18:24
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Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 216 Duketown 01-Dec-18 15:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 165 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:15
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 239 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:28
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 179 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:20
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 263 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:30
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 256 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 236 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:42


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