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- 1 Archives
- 2 Phaistos Disc and Printing
- 3 Golden Ring from Mavro Spelio
- 4 Phaistos Disc and the "Hands of God"
- 5 Sign No 14, "manacles" or "yoke"?
- 6 unicode signs
- 7 Number of Signs
- 8 The names of those credited with dating the disc make little sense
- 9 Phaistos Disc Decrypted
- 10 Edit request on 22 March 2013
- Talk:Phaistos Disc/Archive1: discussion of unicity distance, minimal length for decipherment
- Talk:Phaistos Disc/Archive2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- dispute over notability of J. Faucounau's reading
Phaistos Disc and Printing
I put it back to "clearly an understanding of printing", because according to the following definition it clearly, not reasonably is.
Golden Ring from Mavro Spelio
Just for your information, Mr Bachmann, may I call your attention upon the "Annexe n° 3" of the J.Faucounau's book Les Origines grecques à l'Age de Bronze ? It is a very short, accessory study of the said inscription, considered by J.F. as the only known document in Linear A, which could be written in Proto-Ionian Greek. A translation has even been given, but considered by the author as nothing but an interesting possibility (personal discussion with J.F. about one year ago). J.F. has emphasized in another article (unpublished but that he was kind enough to give me a copy of) that Linear A has been used to write several languages (including Semitic). But, of course, you will consider all this as amateur's dreaming , I guess... You are so well informed by one of your compatriots, Mr Bachmann !.. (User 184.108.40.206 , 17:12, March 26, 2006).
Phaistos Disc and the "Hands of God"
If you look at this link you can see something at the top right of the page which I think you will agree is the comb-shaped object on the Phaistos Disc.
- Not without a reliable sources saying it's on the Phaistos disc. Please read WP:RS. Dougweller (talk) 10:31, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Sign No 14, "manacles" or "yoke"?
Does sign n.14 not look like this: oxen yoke ? I wonder how many ambitious "translators" have been missled by the funny interpratation of s.14 as "manacles". It is highly unlikely that in bronze age manacles were used or were that important so as to be s symbol. The yoke was (and still is) a highly estimated object and symbol in most cultures. Not sure though if this idea of mine will help any translator-to-be. --Enoiken (talk) 08:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
sorry for my bad english first. In "4.4. Inscription text" is as example for can read the signs mentioned: Fonts Everson Mono or Code2001. I installed now extra for this article Code2001, Everson Mono is shareware and I don't pay 25 Dollar just to read an article in Wikipedia. Result: still no signs to see - still only the stripes. Is there another (Freeware-)Font which maybe fix this Problem? -- Hartmann Schedel cheers 11:16, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
- The Aegean font is freeware and supports Phaistos. BabelStone (talk) 11:38, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
- I just installed a free copy of Code2001 from Alan Wood's web site - thanks, Alan! After doing this I noticed that the article seems to have 2 instances of the characters using Unicode: one under Inscription text, and another after the numerical transcription. Can we get rid of one of them?! Jpaulm (talk) 01:31, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Number of Signs
It seems to me that the number of signs as cited in the article as being 45, is incorrect. I may have missed the reference to this being the number of signs on the disc, but it is obvious to me that there two different species of fish depicted on the "b" side of the disc. Same orientation, same row, one fish is clearly facing in the opposite direction and the distance between its pelvic and anal fins are a different distance apart between the two. ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Auburntide (talk • contribs) 19:52, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
- We can't do our own counts, we have to rely on what WP:Reliable sources say. Dougweller (talk) 20:01, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
The names of those credited with dating the disc make little sense
The section on Dating is in dire need of citations. Most "Notable" people in that section are only referred to by their first two initials and their surnames, and am I expected to believe that an airline (Jeppeson) can be used as a notable opinion on how it dates?--Soft and Stout (talk) 04:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Phaistos Disc Decrypted
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc_Decrypted — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiGeorgiaPhasito (talk • contribs) 16:10, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
- This was apparently an attempt to add a 2006 decipherment claim by Gia Kvashilava (e.g. www.gerodot.ru/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=48&start=150) - the right place to add this is in Phaistos_Disc_decipherment_claims . If whoever tried to add this sees this post, please put it in the right place! BTW there is already a screenshot relating to this in Wikipedia files. Jpaulm (talk) 17:15, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Edit request on 22 March 2013
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Please add the information below to the Phaistos Disk description, or wherever it belongs.
An article in the December 2012 issue is about the ancient phaistos disk.  "The Phaistos Disk: A New Approach," by Victoria Shockley wrote that author Peter Aleff says the "signs are actually markings for the fields on an ancient game board path, and he offers evidence to support this analysis" in his book titled Solomon's Sky: The Religious Board Game on the Phaistos Disk .