Talk:Byblos syllabary

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POV issue[edit]

There were a lot of judgmental criticisms of the various attempts at decipherment that were uncited, which made it appear Wikipedia was criticising the attempts. I've removed most of it while retaining the actual technical info to the best of my ability. Cited criticism certainly has a place in an article like this, but not our criticism of these scholars. --Fire Star 火星 16:10, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Document Relating To "Byblos"[edit]

I have a document in my possession titled "The Ancient Alphabets by Hani Za'Roura," which shows alphabets of the ancient times, and within it shows the letters of the Byblos syllabary with their English-letter equivalents. Is it worth the time to upload an image of aforementioned letters? Porokello (talk) 08:08, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

There's the following issues that need to be addressed:
  • The copyright of the image
  • The authenticity of the image (I assume you'd be uploading it in good-faith, but there's the issue that whoever created it may not have been an authority on the subject)
  • The reliability of the image (even if the person who created it is technically an authority in some field, it's not unheard of for a professor to speak outside of their territory, or make otherwise fringe statements in their own field, earning dismissal from their colleges).
Ian.thomson (talk) 11:52, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
I have looked over the document for signs of copyright, and there is no information indicating it is copyrighted. Secondly, I cannot check the authenticity of the image as this archaeologist is not listed anywhere on the Internet. So, may I upload a copy of the image as long as the author is given credit? Porokello (talk) 23:52, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
So, there's nothing to indicate that it is a reliable source (as detailed in these guidelines). Wikipedia actually does require a citation for new information (see WP:CITE for more information), so it's really not a picture that the site would use yet. Ian.thomson (talk) 15:23, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Byblos script Sign List at Quora[edit]

The correct reading direction for Byblos script is left to right, and the language encoded is Greek or Italo-Celtic (Rhaetic, on the bronze tablets). To see examples of deciphered texts, go to Quora and do a search on Byblos script.76.191.150.36 (talk) 23:13, 17 November 2014 (UTC)