Write In Linear Elamite

Assumed sound values

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Linear/Old Elamite was a syllabic script derived from Proto-Elamite though. Linear has only been partially decoded. Below are only used as near/assume sound values. Linear consisted of about 80 symbols and was written in vertical columns running from top to bottom and left to right.

Only 18 value available | Max letter can type (11)


A bit of History

The Linear writing is completely independent from the cuneiform writing system Created after the vanishing of the Proto- Elamite tablets, Thought to be the Linear writing was mainly limited to Susa and Puzur- Inšušinak’s era(2100 BC). The findings, mainly in the Konar Sandal (Jiroft) and Shahdad, show that this writing system was probably created in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC in southern Iran. The beginning of the 2nd millennium BC, the cuneiform writing system probably played an important role at that time in the rejection of the Linear writing system in south- western Iran. Also the Linear writing system was probably limited to a small community of users or at least much smaller than the cuneiform and specially used for royal inscriptions!