Syntax in Linear A: The word-order of the ‘Libation Formula’
Brent Davis Kadmos 52 (2013) , 35-52
Από την εισαγωγή (στα Αγγλικά)
A number of Minoan ritual vessels are inscribed with the so-called ‘libation formula’, a standard set of Linear A (LA) sequences, some of which vary from vessel to vessel. This article contains a comparative investigation into the order of elements in the ‘libation formula’ in an effort to uncover something about Linear A syntax. As syntax is a diagnostic feature of languages, the article ends with a discussion of what the findings suggest about the nature of the language behind LA.