Some of these focus on the presumed economic function of inscribed objects. Compound and Complex Sequences in Indus Script. Tablet HA with inscription: Over Indus inscriptions appear to include two units of information.
There are, however, a few instances where the inscription apparently contains only the so-called prefix abbreviated P. Only one clear example exists, as far as I know, of an inscription with the third segment alone,.
Phrase structure tree for inscription M The inscription top node contains three units of information Units 1, 2, 3 , each of which is subdivided into P M T. Some possible elements do not occur, shown as a zero with a slash through it. In the two previous posts, I mentioned phrase structure trees but was unable to insert them in the relevant positions.
They are included here. Seal M with inscription shown in phrase structure tree above. Phrase structure tree of the English sentence, "The dog bites the cat. This sequence is neither the beginning nor the end of the things put together, but it is all we need for now. Using transformational grammar, linguists analyze sentences into their constituent phrases and the phrases into their constituent words, i. Comparison of Indus script with Luwian and Chinese oracle bone scripts.
Block with Luwian hieroglyphs from an old Turkish postcard. None of the texts in this volume come from seals — the main source of Indus inscriptions — although Luwian hieroglyphs do appear on seals. This makes a direct comparison of statistical measures between the two scripts invalid. In addition, this group of texts comes from a single location and is n.
Detail from seal M with inscription: This post is a discussion of an article published last year by S. Note the sun, moon, and star in the top row on left, the snake in row 4. Rao and colleagues published a study of the conditional entropy in the Indus script Rao et al That is, they examine the likelihood that a given sign will be followed by any other given sign.
They also compare the conditional entropy of the Indus script with that of various linguistic and. Handmade replica of a proto-Elamite tablet. Repeated symbols are numerical. I recently reread J. For example, he begins by noting that, although pr. Repetition of Signs in the Indus Script.
Leroi-Gourhan's female triangular signs, types A The Little White Bird. Now the last age by Cumae's Sibyl sung Has come and gone, and the majestic roll Of circling centuries begins anew: Books by Gainer, Diana. Learn more about Amazon Prime. High to Low Avg. The Orphic school , a mystery cult that originated in Thrace and spread to Greece in the 5th century BCE, held similar beliefs about the early days of man, likewise denominating the ages with metals.
Detail from seal H with inscription: Although most hypothetical readings of Indus signs cannot be tested or proved, this one should be testable. If caging indeed represents plural number and if inde. Proto-Elamite bucranium or bovine head, a motif found on pottery Potts The Indus Civilization was the easternmost part of this area. It also included the southwestern portion of Central Asia, which Possehl refers to as Turan; southeastern Iran and the western border of the Persian or Arabian Gulf,.
A Study on Segmenting Indus Texts. Possehl notes the obstacles to further progress, including th. More Odd Numerals in Indus Script.
Positional Notation in the Indus Script? Seal K with inscription: In a series of earlier posts, I addressed the issue of numerals in the Indus script. However, there are researchers who do consider these signs numeral. Linear B tablet Ce from Knossos: The other marks are numerals: The basic syllabary portion contains 60 common sig. More on Indus Fish Signs.
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