Ancient Greek upsilon
That seems to be more often true than not, although there are exceptions; the world upsilon itself, as transliterated, begins with a 'u' rather than a 'y'--but the 'u' is not the final element of a diphthong, nor of anything.
To be blunt, I personally do not believe in Latinized or Anglicized forms; I would have "Lusandros," for example, used throughout an article, rather than given only as a transliteration of the Ancient Greek. I accept that the Wikipedia community has on the whole decided otherwise. But it seems that conventions, where they suggest deceptive pronunciation or otherwise deviate more than necessary from the original Ancient Greek, ought to be avoided in giving the Ancient Greek name. While I understand that [y] can indicate in IPA sounds other than the English 'y,' the letter seems to be more distant--aesthetically and phonologically--from likely Ancient Greek pronunciations of upsilon. Perhaps an IPA rendering of names should be given in addition, if only to indicate to readers that the 'y' in "Lusandros" represents a sound closer to the 'oo' in "mood" than the 'y' in "gyroscope."
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- I'm afraid I have no idea what you are talking about. Please elaborate.--WANAX (talk) 17:13, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
concerning Inana, when removing my edit you said you just read the ETCSL translation of the myth and couldn't find any of this stuff there.
Did you read lines 29 to 45 ? Did you read this:
Lines 29-32: Having drunk cleansing water from the Ulaya river, Inana stamped on the scorpion and cut off its tail. Like a lion it bellowed in an angry roar but its cries died down. …… she threw it …… and made it secure.
Lines 33-38. Having heard its …… cries, …… poured forth the ……, the clay of creation, …… and laid it ……. 2 lines missing …… the great lady of heaven delivered those words to An.
Lines 39-45: Having heard those words, An slapped his thighs in ……, his voice filled with sighs of grief: "What has my child done? She has become greater than me! What has Inana done? She has become greater than me! From now on, the normal length of daylight becomes shorter, and daylight converts to night-time. From today, when the day's watch is three units long, daylight is equal to night-time."
The Fall equinox is described beautifully as : " From now on, the normal length of daylight becomes shorter, and daylight converts to night-time. From today, when the day's watch is three units long, daylight is equal to night-time."
I have made that discovery in 2013, and it has been recognized by the CAENO Foundation (CAENO.org). I am hereby soliciting your critical review, along with a chance to let me answer to any objections you may have regarding what I consider being a major discovery, not possible even a couple of years ago. Call me ! ;-)
Max May Montreal Canada 514-447-4920
- Hi, I think we are reading different texts. I did read this one: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr141.htm Your quote must be from some other text than "Inana's descent", right? About the passage you quoted: I'm far from being an expert of Sumerian myths or astronomy, but I think you may be correct with your interpretation. Sumerians were obsessed with astronomy after all. Unfortunately, until your findings get published in a reliable source, Wikipedia considers it as original research and it's not allowed in the article. Please read WP:OR. Cheers, --WANAX (talk) 01:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for your answer, and thanks for agreeing with my interpretation. How can I go about legitimizing/publishing this ? What is a reliabe source ? Can I get peer review even though I am outside academia ? By the way, it's from Segment C of Inana and An here : http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.1.3.5#