Society Occasional Publications
Table of Contents, Vol. 4/1, 1977
The Minoan Language — Linear A decipherment
(67 pp) Barry Fell
4/1-p 12 [In this section, the first number given
below is the page number in the paper; the
second is the page number in the volume.]
Fell holds that the
Linear A Script reflects a language close to Hittite.
4/1-p 1 (1
Linear A Matrix
4/1-p 2 (13)
Equations p. 4 (15)
Inferred Paleographic Distribution of Signs p 8
Vocabulary of Minoan Words in Linear A
The Urban Centers
(51)Government and Administration
(52)The Agricultural Economy
The Wine Harvest
The Wheat Harvest
(54)The Olive Harvest 4/1-p 44
(60)Inscriptions on Drinking Cups
Harvest Festival 1250 B.C.
The Omens p. 54
The Palace Inventories 4/1-p 54
Graffiti and Signatures
Various tablets & Decipherments
4/1-pp 55-65 (64-77)
Appendix: Layout of a Bronze Age
4/1-p 66 (78)
Nine Steps in the Decipherment of an Unknown Language in an Unknown Script Barry
4/1-p 67 (79)
It is possible that these steps, in the
proper hands, could be incorporated in a computer program.
Fell: A Letter from Hiram III, ca 540 B.C. (12 pp) Barry
a December 1973 paper.
Fell holds that Minoan, Paphian, and
Etruscan are inter-related languages of the
Fell: The Phaistos Disk ca 1600 B.C. (17 pp) Barry
Reprint of a paper published in
December 1973 about the decipherment of a bifacial ceramic tablet, the Phaistos
Disk, in the Herakleion Museum.
Fell: A Dialect of Minoan from
Cyprus (5 pp) Barry Fell
Reprint of a
December 1973 paper identifying a
Minoan dialect in Cyprus reflected in Cypriot inscriptions.
A Text to Change
the History of the World
(3 pp) Reuel A. Lochore
This article on the work of Barry Fell originally appeared
in the New Zealand Listener. Biographic information is given on Dr. Reuel
Lochore, linguist & former New Zealand ambassador to Bonn. He was educated
in various New Zealand and German Universities and holds a PhD in language &
logic. He specializes in Anatolian languages.
Phaistos Disk: The Oldest Printed Text. (5 pp)
Reports on the Phaistos Disk (found in Crete; now in
On the Cover
Festival, 1450 BC (See
p. 54, no 77).