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summer haiku – mosquitoes = les moustiques


summer haiku – mosquitoes = les moustiques

our island campsite,
mosquitoes getting their buzz -
bloody hell!

mosquitoes haiku

terrain de camping,
les moustiques bourdonnent -
que diable ! 

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – brilliant sunlight = soleil éclatant

brilliant sunlight
on the gulf island’s cliffs -
puffins galore

puffins galore haiku

soleil éclatant
sur les falaises de l’île
pleine de macareux

Richard Vallance


3 more Minoan Linear A words under TE-TU of possible or probable proto-Greek origin:

3-more-minoan-linear-a-words-under-te-tu-of-possible-proto-greek-origin

While I have listed 7 Minoan Linear A words of potential proto-Greek origin in this table, only 3 of them pass the test of credibility.  It is absolutely de rigueur to read this table from top to bottom to get the entire gist of my conclusions.


Linear B tablet KN 1119 E n 322 & the supersyllabogram PE = peribolos = sheep pen:

Linear B tablet KN 1119 E n 322 supersyllabogram Pe = periqoro = sheep pen

This tablet, which also uses the supersyllabogram PE, informs us that the shepherd or sheep owner, Dekeraeus cares for 56 rams and 8 ewes at Damnios and another 28 rams in a sheep pen at Kutaistos.


Linear B tablet KN 349 J b 12, delivery of olive oil to Lykinthios (or Lykinthos):

KN 349 J b 12

Linear B tablet KN 349 J b 12 displays the standard, formulaic text for delivery of anything, in this case, olive oil. In addition, the destination, “to Lykinthios” (or “Lykinthos”, a major island in the Mycenaean Empire) is designated. Had the olive oil been delivered to Knossos, no destination would have been specified, as the Linear B scribes all took it for granted that any tablet mentioning delivery of any livestock (especially sheep) or any commodity (coriander, spices, olive oil etc.) without any mention of the destination was that it was Knossos by default. There was no point in their mentioning Knossos, since after all it was the capital of the Empire, and by far the largest city in it (pop. 55,000+, a huge city for the Bronze Age).

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