LINEAR A : abstract
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WHAT IS LINEAR A ?
A script of Minoan Crete (ca. 1800-1450 BC), written of clay tablets and stone "libation tables" mostly. Unlike Linear B, Linear A does not seem to correspond to a Hellenic language according to the usual point of view of scholars. Unlike Linear B, Linear A is used for religious formulas on peak sanctuaries. The corpus of Linear A has been unsuccessfully studied in the past century by scholars using the methods applied to Linear B by Ventris and Chadwick. But the epigraphic definition of graphemes, the frequencies of signs, the morphology of the language need appropriate solutions.
HUBERT LA MARLE
28 DÉCEMBRE 2004