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The Etruscan Alphabet is similar to ours with the below exceptional characters. A, C (K) E, F, H, I, IE (J), L, N, S, T, X, Y, Z are familiar letters. Letters not found in most of the scripts include D, W, and G. D is usually seen as a T; the G is rendered as shown below. The B is rare and seems to be indistinguishable from the 8. The texts use both the F and 8, and sometimes they are interchangeable. The scripts, as is true with the Zagreb Mummy, have two "R's" and three "S's". The Zagreb Mummy, like the Tavola Eugubine, follows a liturgical style which involves considerable repetition. The language of all the scripts is close to the Romance languages. If you are familiar with Latin/the Romance languages you will be able to follow much of the script. In script ZH ff we see the two "R's" being interchanged and used in tandum, which is peculiar to the Zagreb script. The "M" = S is consistently used with the "S", and sometimes there is confusion between the "M" and the "", but because of the repetition, the use of the two letters is fairly easy to verify. In fact missing pieces of the linen wrapping we have replaced because of the repetition. The other "S" is given a work-out in the linen, as opposed to other scripts and in a few instances is interchanged with the .Where you see a lower case letter (e vs E) it is an interpolated vowel whose use has been confirmed in other scripts . Conspicuously abesent in this script is the letter "K", which here is rendered as "C" and . Also , peculiar to this script we find in a couple of cases where the two "R"s are used in tandem; i.e. PO.
This script follows the hierophantic style of the Tavola Eugubine and uses epithets profusely. Whereas the Tavola Eugubine used the verb, ETVNV (Etono), ETvNAM is used very often here.
After I have completed the first phase of the Zagreb Mummy profile, as you will see below, I will upload a copy of my worksheets which assign alpha-numeric locators to each word. After this I will fold into the main Etruscan_Phrases.html the words and phrases of this site (through which you will find a working vocabulary).
G, i, AE
(First line unreadable at the moment)
Z233--ECS (EX)SERILECINISCeSECe8ASELEHEM SIN CE
Z243--SACeNICI TeRESCILeRiS SPVRES TeRES Ce
Z250--ENASERi RIETINi SITE VRIMAFILiSKIS
Z259--CISVMPVTETVLe RANI VR HARaR RI REPINe RIC
Z269--SACa NICi LERI (The rest of the line is unreadable at the moment; for the repair see Z319)
Z272--ENASRAKaRIVR (or SVR)NVN RENeR ETvNAM8AR RANi
Z286--AISERAS SEVSCaLE TeRAMSaRENe CFE RAE Ce
Z293--FARaCELISVR NVN RENeREiSER SiCSEVS; Note: because of Z160 what appears to be IVR is probably SVR.
Z293A--SVRNVNRENe VS RENeREISER SICSEVS
Z302--N_V T_S AKa NVN RENeKIS EP CIS 8ARa
Z310--CISVM PVTETVLe RANi SVRHARaR RIREPIN RICe
Z319--SACaNICi LERICILeR LaSe PVRE RIMERLVM ERI
Z330--ENASSINEISERaS ICSEVSKISESFIS Ce
Z336--CELISVRFACa LaRESiNINRAKaCeRES FERAE ; Note: see CERI, AN58.
Z344--AECTAITvRVRCELIEP CaSa VR CECITiS TvRINVM
Z354-HE TvRiNA CaLaKAAISCES NACaTvRVR Te RAKaSRINV Ri
Z364--CITiS FACa LaNVN RENeREIAS ISiSMe REIAN
Z374--EISERASSEVSVNV Me MvLAKNVN RENeREIFITI; Note: 8a FITI and TIE FITiS below.
Z382-8A FITi TICe8ASEI CISVMRESANEVS LANE Ce
Z389--MvLAKEE LVRI SERI Ce ARELIS SECe NICi LA
Z400--CILeRIS PVRA Le MERLVM ES CeENAS CeLARE TANe
Z409--Me SARaS.........TIE FITiS NI RAPINEI Ce
Z417--SaNV IYø VR KES CESV ANIAK VRKe8ILiK FE TeRA
Z426--8AMa øESEIFESTVRIRVISvTeRE TERa 8ACA
Z434--A PiNISANIAKA PINIMVReKPERE RENINvNV IYPH (IYø)
Z443--HA Me PHERI (øERI)ETvNYM LAETIAS CeRAKa SIN
Z452--REVSaNVACAPERe Ce8ECINATFATINi Ri AMA
Z460--ETvNAMFEL RINA LaETvNAMAISVNA LaRVNi TEReS; Note: on AISVNA see ESVNA, ESVNV; where AISvNA appears the interpolated vowel is "v".
Z472--IKSACe NICi LA
Z476--SARRVM SaNELVSASe 8eLEReHA Me PHISiCA (øISiCA) RE TERI
Z496--LA IFiSCALYS TeRA Se 8eLEREFACe LaTiNAM
Z505--ETvNAMEISiNAIK8eLERES CRATiS TI
Z511--RVNi SaNARVNi Me 8eLEReS
Z516--ES CEMSARRVMISACA LaNi TINi SiINMARLE; Note: see AKaPa at M26.
Z527--LVRe TIRAKaTVREACI CATI CARI VR CELiRiM
Z536--KISICV TIEACILvHV NISePAINIEM
Z543 ANCe MARTI RvSYLA La
Z548--CEIAHIAETvNAMCIS FACa LIRINA FeLeRE RE
Z556--MALECEIAHIAETvNAM CISFACa LaALE FALE
Z572--MALECEIAHIAETvNAMCISFACa La FILEFALE
Z581--Se TAI LETAI LE HIACISTvRINeR AMASACa NITiNi
Z589--ANCILeRCE KANESALeSVCI FA8IRIN NeReR
Z606--RENe Ki SVAETvNAMCEPENCERENSVCI 8IRIN
Z613--TESIMETvNAMCELV CVMCAITIMCAPERe KeFA
Z620--HE CIAAISvNALEFAN AKIMENACYSI (VSI) La
Z628--SELe FaRaNI VRaS SeETvNAMRACA CeVS LINEKIE
Z645--FACa La CEPENRASe RaKaCE ENEACILaETVNaM
Z654--ICCaLE FANeRSVCIE 8IRI Ri FENEACILaETvNAM
Z663--TESIM ETvNAMCELV CaNa FACa La ARA RVNI;note see N704 below on ARE RVNI.
Z673--CaNTI CaNaRISCEREN CEPARAN CeAMaPE (or AMe CE) E...
Z688--FACa LaARaPA AMa
Z696--RA VR Ki ETvNAMIKMATAMSVCI Ce8IRIN
Z704--CEREN ETvNAM ARE RVNI ETvNAMCEREN
Z710--RV CaTECISMARISEL FITAFACa LaTIAM
Z718--CVLvS CFASiPE TeRIETvNAM IC ES FITa LEAM PIE
Z727--CELIHVRISSARYMIS8eLERe KFA ERYNiS La
Z734--SVCRIRES ERICCARAPeRIRASe RAKa TEI
Z742--Me ENASCaLe TeRA LeMVLAKHYS LeNAFINVM; note:
where you see MaLAK in the Zagreb texts read it as MvLAK; this is based on Z742,Z771; FINVM = vinum which appears
in many epithets on the linen. We shall see that MVLE is also applied in the texts.
Z750--LA IFETSeMACILaRAME RANES Se CARE
Z756--REYKSINACAFERSVM LE FACaMACe RAMVR RI; Note see CA8E, CA8ER.
Z764--REYKSINE TI RAMVER FINYMACILeRe AME
Z771--MVLAHVRiSIPVR VRaN FACa LAYSICaLV CaRRAS
Z780--CAPERIS AMaRICFACa LARa8eLERE RISA CaNIS A
Z797--I8 CiNI Ce LERITvRIN8eLERENERYNS LeVNE (or LVNE); the dot is faint and may not intentional on LVNE.
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