posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Eleleth
Originally posted by Byrd
It would appear that the first word is"HMLBWTh" (if it was read in the correct direction -- reading in the wrong direction gives you "GYYMS").
If you refer to the chart you posted, the word is HMLRWTh; you are confusing the Res and the Bet.
Which is substantially his original identification, sans vowels.
[edit on 12-2-2009 by Eleleth]
On the second go, yes, after two of us said "no, the scramble of words you posted first couldn't possibly be it." Then both of us came up with
HMLBWTH/HMLRWTH for the first word. After that, he returned with the "it means heaven" interpretation.
My point is that this person showed up and proclaimed their expertise in these alphabets and languages -- and offered us a reading of the letters and
a translation. Everyone was impressed... and then the scholars (including myself) started to check his translation and interpretation.
Both are, apparently, very wrong. Then the person shows up with an amended version of the first word, completely different from the first
interpretation and very similar to the corrections that we posted.
I found it interesting that an "expert" in the ancient languages and alphabets couldn't correctly read the alphabet in the first place and changes
the words when corrected by others. And I wonder why an "expert" can't get the letters right the first time and why the "transliteration"
(swapping symbols for alphabet letters) of the message was 20 letters short the first time.
We get a lot of frauds weighing in on subjects here, pretending to be experts in certain things. When you find that someone's interpretation is off
the charts, it's always a good idea to ask what's going on. Sometimes there's a good explanation for it (which is why asking for more info is the
right thing)... sometimes the explanation is that the person is not telling the truth about their qualifications.