Adam Martin's originals are in German.
This translation is done by me, the webmaster, as good as possible, it is not proof corrected by the author.
Thoughts About The Developing Of Our Alphabet
How Did Our Alphabet Come Into Being?
Did Our Alphabet Come Into Being Much Earlier Than Scientists Assume?
What Do The Pictures On The Phaistos Disk Mean?
As generally known we use latin characters for our scripting,
which have their origin in the Greec language.
But how did the Greec alphabet come into being?
Science states that the Greek got it about 900 b.c. from the Phoenicians.
Does the alphabet have its origin at the Phoenicians?
Even if one considers this statement as prooved the question remains open where the single characters came from.
Did the Phoenicians just invent multiple signs and have assigned a phonetic value to each of them? -
If they were able for such a complex mental achievement, why didn't they pass us other cultural attainments?
And - isn't it very unlikely that such a modern and completely abstract scripting system was invented
from the scratch, and that the contemporaries were able to remember dozends of signs without a concrete relation
and re-use them as necessary?
It is much more probable that at the beginning of the alphabet there were pictograms
that were easy to recognize and memorable, and which had a meaning that were, similar to the Egypt hieroglyphics,
phonemes or phonetic sequeces.
Those antetypes can have evolved time by time to stylized characters or can have been replaced by more simple signs.
Can one recognize such antetypes at the Phaistos Disc (dated to 1600 b.c.)?
For the science the script at the Disc is unreadable because there are no compareable sources available.
The question, if it could bargain for a Greek scripture,
was always negated with the remark that the alphabet has its origin at the Phoenicians.
But if one contemplates the signs of the Discos in a keen way
it is obvious that they are ancestors of later on stylized characters,
and if at the side A the signs are replaced by certain Greec basic words
the seqence of the starting phonems result to a complete and very impressing text.
The other side of the Phaistos Disc remains non-understandable, it is the Minoan version.
Der Diskos von Phaistos (The Phaistos Disc)
A bilingual document
written in an ancient Grecian alphabetical scripting