Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


18 December 2013

Linear A banqueting lists?

Barbara Montecchi Kadmos 51 (2012): 1-26.

From the introduction

The main problem with Linear A, as is well-known, is that such a script has not been deciphered yet. Problems relating with the decipherment are the small amount and extension of available texts, which prevent us from recognizing phonetic, morphological and syntactic rules, necessary for an accurate comparison with other known languages, and not based only on inprecise and occasional similarities between single words. In such a situation the limits of the etymological/genealogical method of analysis is self-evident and explains why there are many different suggestions on the linguistic nature of Linear A.


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