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  • While we find the name of a Cretan town, ku-do-ni-ja 'Kydonía', written in Greek Linear B, we also find a Minoan parallel in Linear A, ku-do-ni (HT 13.4, HT 85 a.4) ~ ka-u-do-ni (HT 26 b.2-3), which might then be rewritten as Kaučoni /kawtʃoni/.

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  • It could have been in Chinese, Linear B, BSL or filmed as a silent movie - the visual language of the film is so powerful and so clear that the script is more or less superfluous.

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  • And he had better things to do with his time than learn the rebuslike system for recording Greek that we call Linear B.

    The Trojan War

  • The Mycenaeans left behind the first words written in Greek, on what are known as the Linear-B accountancy tablets.

    When Trouble in Athens Meant Sparta

  • Minoan is written in a simple hieroglyphic script called Linear A.

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  • The extrapolation that small quantities have a proportional effect to large one is known as the Linear No Threshold theory.

    The Side Effect of David Kelly's Overdose

  • Called Linear B, it was in use from about 1450 to about 1180 B.C., after which it disappeared.

    The Trojan War

  • This is the Cretan writing, also known as Linear A script, which dates back to XV-XIV century B.C.The story goes on to quote a Bulgarian archeologist as saying the discovery "throws a completely different light on Bulgaria's history."

    languagehat.com: LINEAR A IN BULGARIA.

  • A new script called Linear A replaced the Hieroglyphic Script, but except for the numeral system and a few pictographic signs, it cannot be read.

    b. The Minoan Civilization

  • Further obscuring this lost culture was the fact that the only surviving documents were written in two as-yet indecipherable script forms, known as Linear A and Linear B.

    Not the End of the World

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