Thursday, August 10, 2023

Cat Thursday (122) Yuri Knorozov

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author, pictured with their/a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Кноро́зов; 19 November 1922 – 31 March 1999) was a Soviet and Russian linguist, epigrapher and ethnographer, he became the founder of the Soviet school of Mayan studies, and his identification of the existence of syllabic signs proved an essential step forward in the eventual decipherment of the Mayan script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica. Wikipedia

Editor of The Writing of the Mayan Indians: Selected Chapters and others; translator on other works.

Viral social media posts suggest that genius Yuri Knorozov, a linguistics expert who deciphered the Maya script, credited his Siamese cat Aspid (Asya for short) as a co-author of his work. 
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