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Establishing the West-Ugric Language Family with Minoan, Hattic and Hungarian by a Decipherment of Linear A

  title={Establishing the West-Ugric Language Family with Minoan, Hattic and Hungarian by a Decipherment of Linear A},
  author={Peter Z. Revesz},
  journal={WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications archive},
  • P. Revesz
  • Published 2017
  • Linguistics, Computer Science
  • WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications archive
Key MethodThis paper develops a feature-based similarity measure to visually compare script symbols from different alphabets and syllabaries and then uses that similarity measure within a novel algorithm to develop a new phonetic grid for Linear A. The phonetic grid is then used to develop an English-Minoan-Uralic dictionary of basic words and grammatical suffixes and prefixes. The dictionary is then used in translating twenty-eight Linear A and one Eteocretan inscription. The proposed algorithm could…

Computational Linguistics Techniques for the Study of Ancient Languages

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Decipherment Challenges Due to Tamga and Letter Mix-Ups in an Old Hungarian Runic Inscription from the Altai Mountains

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A Vowel Harmony Testing Algorithm to Aid in Ancient Script Decipherment

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics, Computer Science
    2020 24th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC)
  • 2020
An algorithm is developed that can test an important feature of the underlying language, namely the presence of vowel harmony in root words, in the Minoan language, thereby greatly narrowing its possible set of cognate languages.

Feature Analysis of Indus Valley and Dravidian Language Scripts with Similarity Matrices

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A Proposed Translation of an Altai Mountain Inscription Presumed to Be from the 7th Century BC

The purpose of this study is to examine an Old Hungarian inscription that was recently found in the Altai mountain and was claimed to be over 2600 years old, which would make it the oldest extant

Measuring Vowel Harmony within Hungarian, the Indus Valley Script Language, Spanish and Turkish Using ERGM

Front-back vowel harmony is an important characteristic of many languages. Testing whether an untranslated script has vowel harmony may aid its decipherment. This paper tests vowel harmony for three

A method of identifying allographs in undeciphered scripts and its application to the Indus Valley Script

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A Comparative Analysis of Hungarian Folk Songs and Sanskrit Literature Using Motif Similarity Matrices

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Peacock Motifs in Rig Vedic Hymns and Hungarian Folksongs

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics
    MATEC Web of Conferences
  • 2019
Comparative musicology can link together the musical traditions of distant people. For example, Kodály found interesting melodic similarities between Hungarian and Mari folksongs. Although he found



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The Cretan Script Family Includes the Carian Alphabet

The Cretan Script Family is a set of related writing systems that have a putative origin in Crete. Recently, Revesz [11] identified the Cretan Hieroglyphs, Linear A, Linear B, the Cypriot syllabary,

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The Decipherment of Linear B

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