Letter from Emmett L. Bennett, Jr. to Michael Ventris, August 12, 1949

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1949-08-12

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Bennett, Emmett L

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Bennett responds to a letter from Ventris discussing Ventris's suggested letter form. He clarifies the difference between 'words' and 'sign-groups' and 'word groups' and discusses disagreements in Ventris's interpretation of a few signs from Pylos tablets. Two future endeavors are discussed: one, combining Ventris's suggest letter form table with Bennett's documentation of multiple forms of one sign from multiple scribes; two, calculating frequency on signs with position of sign within a 'word' or phrase considered.

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