Tag Archives: Leonard R. Palmer

[Thesis Generator] sa-pe-ra vs. sa-pi-da

What do you think? 39 years after the 1973 publication of the 2nd edition of Documents in Mycenaean Greek by John Chadwick and Michael Ventris, I still constantly encounter questions that remain open from their early work. I keep a … Continue reading

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Linear B AB17: za is ka2?

za … or ka2? I was surprised to recently discover a new phonetic value proposed for the above symbol by Palmer (1980) and del Barrio Vega (1996 publication from 1991 conference proceedings), traditionally transliterated as “za”. The original value “za” … Continue reading

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TA-DA! Extra rations on the Pylos Linear B tablets

This is an excellent example of the kind of implicit information that the Cretan writing systems have embedded in it. Implicit information is information which must be guessed at either from context or, even more difficult, was simply assumed by … Continue reading

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