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Great quote from Michel Lejeune

“Il n’y a rien de plus difficile que les solutions de facilit√©.” “Nothing is more difficult than easy solutions.”     – Michel Lejeune His wikipedia biography could sure use some love…

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More great advice on decipherment and interpretation

In A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World vol. II, Yves Duhoux has written a must-read introduction for any aspiring philologist: “Interpreting the Linear B Records: Some Guidelines”. His guidelines apply to far more than just … Continue reading

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Cryptolinguistics

These quotes are from The Linear B Decipherment Controversy Re-Examined by Saul Levin (1964) Ventris’ and Chadwick’s criteria for evaluating phonetic values of symbols: “For a sign to be allotted a fixed syllabic value it must occur in a vocabulary … Continue reading

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