circumspice wrote:In other words: Linear A has not been deciphered. It is still a work in progress.
Well, spice, Brown's breakthrough is still at the point where
you can pretend that Linear A has not been broken if you want to.
There is really no need to shout at me about this.
But I do wonder why you care so passionately about it,
when you have not even read Brown's article, as near as I know.
I do not know how many PIE or Lycian specialists there are in the world,
but I doubt that any of them would bother to take the time to discuss this with you personally.
I myself do not want to waste my time trying to discuss the differences between Palu-ili and Luw-illi with you;
furthermore, as this is a task which I am incapable of since my stroke,
it would be futile for me to try to do so.
It would be similar to trying to discuss Middle Bronze Age chronology or biblical sources with min.
I do not want to sound like an arrogant bastard here, but that is how I view it.
All that I can suggest to you is that you read Brown's Minos paper,
and then make up your own mind about it.
Sadly, as you can see from my typos and dropped words, my computer coding days are over as well,
otherwise I'd be "playing" with some "toys".
It appears that Brown just wants to be left alone to work.