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Re: VMs: Occitan months...?
On the webpage, Nick asks:
Yet what are we to conclude about "Aburil", where both renderings
have a curious [but different] accent above the "u"?
A possible explanation is that the mark was used to distinguish the
letter below from a similar letter. A dash over "u" was used at one
time to distinguish it from "m" or "n". Some writers did not use the
straight line but made comma-like marks.
Incidentally, I started comparing the words of the outer circle of
one goat page to the other. Why should they be different? What
characteristic is it that changes/mutates from one to the other with -
-- what? Time? Horoscope? Or did different scribes just have
instructions to fill the space from a selection of words? I have not
determined whether the two drawings are on the same piece of
material. If not, they may belong to separate books ???
On 16 Jul 2004 at 19:06, Nick Pelling wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Here's a nice page I put together showing all the months (from the
> zodiac sidfiles) in one place, with their individual strokes outlined
> in colour. Could they be written in Occitan? I think so - but what do
> you think?
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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