Posted by patriwths on May 24, 2002 at 19:06:44:
In Reply to: Re: very interesting... posted by Ibrahim on May 24, 2002 at 05:27:57:
: Not likely!
: Linear A was a bronze age script (as yet undeciphered, probably Minoan)
: Linear B was also bronze age script (deciphered by Ventris in the 1950s, derived from Lin A, however Greek)
: Both scripts are from the 2nd millennium BC.
: What Mr patriwths is mentioning is a local, non indo-european languge written in the Greek alphabet in the 4th century A.D., quite
: something different, and if correct, quite interesting.
Exactly. However, the really interesting thing is that the language in the tablets on lemnos and Kypros, and the names and references recorded into the christian era, in greek letters, from scattered bits around the greek world, is the same language (well, as lingustics go.. is the greek of today the same as the greek of 2000 years ago? languages evolve.) as the linear A texts!
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