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Minoan Stone Vessels With Linear A Inscriptions

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Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.


Milestones & Memories

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Baby Record Book and Beyond From birth through school years and into adulthood, your child's vaccinations, health records, and dental records can be recorded and preserved. Based on your records, your adult children will know when it's time to renew their vaccines or what childhood diseases they had. You can also compare the records to your other children or your grandchildren. Milestones & Memories preserved for your child from pregnancy, baby, toddler, tween, teen, and beyond.


A House Of Light And Stone

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It's 1967 East Los Angeles. Duffy Chavez is ten years old and from a large, mixed-race, single-parent family. Growing up is never easy, but for young Duffy Chavez, whose childhood is anything but innocent, the journey is particularly painful. Swimming against the tides of her troubled family as well as her own cultural identity, she struggles with the cards she has been dealt. Buoyed up by the belief of a select few, she strives to achieve the kind of self-knowledge that comes so naturally to the 'real girls' all around her. As gaps in the narrative begin to fill, and the truth surrounding Duffy's birth is unearthed, her determination to succeed is rendered all the more astounding. Told in uncompromising clarity through the eyes of a child, A House of Light and Stone is at once full of heartbreak and hope, offering respites of warmth in the coldest of places.


The Birthing Of A Jewish Heart

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The Birthing of a Jewish Heart by Ann Ivey Having accepted Jesus Christ early, Ann Ivey should have been a contented Christian throughout her life. Mainstream church, however, soon cause her to question popular Christian practices. Thus, a weary heart pushed Ann to study the Bible herself. Among the first things she learned is that no matter how Christians may believe, the Jewish people will always be at the center of God's plan of salvation. As she would discover, even Jesus Christ himself lived and died a Jew to the end. Christians would do well to consider the story of Ruth. Although a Gentile, she would eventually become a part of the Jewish history, even becoming the great grandmother of King David and the ancestress of Jesus Christ himself. About the Author Ann Ivey has been a student of the Bible for forty-two years. She has a degree in nursing out of a desire to help people. She served America as a first lieutenant in the Air Force; she and her husband, Larry, spent twenty-three years in the Army, retiring in 1993. Ann has received the Commander's Award for her years of community and church service. She is a breast cancer survivor. Ann is sixty-five years old.


A Stone Lost In Knoydart!

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P.2 A stone lost in Knoydart. P.20 Creag Gharbh & Meall Buidhe. P.23 New gear test in the Cairngorms.



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