Fanax: the Mycenaean term for "king"; pronounced "wanax". The funny initial letter, "F", is called digamma and shows up in Archaic Greek epigraphy (papyrus and tablet writings). The sound, if not the letter form, and its linguistic equivalent initially show up in the heiroglyphic writings (Linear B) of Bronze Age Greece both at Pylos, in the far west of Greece (Peloponnese), and at Knossos in north central Crete, the funny "F". Specifically, digamma shows up in the Greek of Homer's Iliad with the word "F"anax, but there it's a "rough breathing" in the form "(h)anax", where the term is linked to an important individual at Pylos. In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, the F continues in this aspirant, or "h" sound, form at the beginning of many Greek words.

paint notes

December 28, 2009 ·

All paints Sherwin-Williams.

Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room:  Classic Light Buff, on Extra White base, Super Paint, Interior Satin Latex
     Y3 Deep Gold - 3 1 -

White trim is non-tinted Extra White base, Pro-classic, Semi-gloss Acrylic Latex

Living Room, green wall:  Artichoke, on Deep base, Super Paint, Interior Satin Latex
     B1 Black - 56 1 1
     G2 Green - 37 - -
     N1 Raw Umber - 19 - -
     Y3 Deep Gold 4 14 1 1

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