Hieroglyphic Luvian


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Hieroglyphic Luvian

or Hieroglyphic Luwian
n.
A dialect of Luvian found in documents and inscriptions in an indigenous hieroglyphic script from the late second and early first millennia bc in Anatolia and northern Syria.
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5) Using excerpts from several inscriptions, but the complete versions of the related CtNEKOY and KARATEPE 1 texts, she offers the first serious comprehensive analysis of the literary structure and diction of Hieroglyphic Luvian texts.
392-97); 4) he correctly concludes that the match in the stem of the Hieroglyphic Luvian dative-locative plural d-pa-ta-za and Lycian ebette means that "Cop's Law" is not exclusively Luvian and must be defined as *e.[C.sub.1] V > *e.[C.sub.1] [C.sub.1]V(pp.
The Hieroglyphic Luvian sign for 'sky, heaven' and for 'bowl', conventionally rendered 'CAELUM', has the shape of a shallow bowl (reflecting the conception of the sky in bowl shape); it appears in self-referential inscriptions ("this bowl") on two silver bowls of second-millennium Anatolian provenance (Hawkins 1993, 1997, 2005).