Re: Older Balcanic Languages

From: pielewe
Message: 37694
Date: 2005-05-06

--- In, "rex_castilliae_araguensis" <. I am

> ... Minoan ...

Minoan is one of those languages that has been deciphered in many
different ways. There are the usual suspects, I think even Basque.
The most interesting publications about it, at least to my mind, are
those that do _not_ try to decipher it but just to determine its
structure. Here Ives Duhoux is my hero.

For a short introduction see his "Pre-Hellenic Language(s) of Crete",
The Journal of Indo-European Studies 26 (1998), p. 1-39.

And if you like it and can read French there is also:


--- L'étéocrétois. Les textes - la langue, Amsterdam, J.C. Gieben,
1982, viii-335 p. Prix Joseph Grenelle (Philologie Classique) de
l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de
Belgique (1984).

with A. Morpurgo, Linear B : A 1984 Survey. Proceedings of the
Mycenaean Colloquium of the VIIIth Congress of the International
Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies (Dublin, 27 August-
1st September 1984), Louvain-la-Neuve, Cabay, 1985, 310 p.

with Th. G. Palaima and J. Bennet (éditeurs), Problems in
Decipherment, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters, 1989, 216 p.


--- Une analyse linguistique du linéaire A, Études minoennes I : le
linéaire A, Louvain, 1978, p. 65-129.

--- Les langues du linéaire A et du disque de Phaestos, Minos 18
(1983), p 33-68.

--- Les vestiges alphabétiques crétois de langue(s) non hellénique
(s), Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain 11.3-4 (1985),
p. 105-111.

--- Le linéaire A : problèmes de déchiffrement, Problems in
Decipherment, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1989, p. 59-119.

--- Variations morphosyntaxiques dans les textes votifs linéaires A,
Cretan Studies 3 (1992), p. 65-88.

--- Observations sur la morphosyntaxe des textes votifs linéaires A,
Pepragmena tou Z Diethnous Krêtologikou Synedriou, Réthymnon, 1995,
p. 235-239.

--- How Not to Decipher the Phaistos Disc : A Review, American
Journal of Archaeology 104 (2000), p. 597-600.

Hope this is useful and fun,