Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


30 January 2012

Eteocypriot and Cypro-Minoan 1–3

Yves Duhoux Kadmos 48 (2010): 39-75.

From the Introduction

In another study I have examined some features of the languages written in the three most important Cypro-Minoan (= CM) writing systems, CM 1, 2 and 3. These scripts are undeciphered open syllable syllabaries and their languages are unknown (despite several tentative decipherments and linguistic identifications). I concluded that: (a) the languages of CM 1 and CM 2 seemed more likely different than identical; (b) there were one or two hypothetical common points between the languages of CM 1 and CM 3. What is the relationship (if any) between those three Bronze Age languages and the tongue of the first millennium Eteocypriot texts? This is what the present paper will try to find out.


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