2. Wiring for sound of the identified signs

The syllabic scripts contain the characteristics of the language that they are used to write much more than do the sound scripts.

If the basic assumption is that the analyzed text is written in the language of the ancient Macedonians, the determination of the sound characteristics of that language will be realized through the sound features of the domestic population in the Balkan area, as their parent territory. We assume that the sound values of the vowels and consonants, as mostly not liable to changes, have retained the same pronunciation up to the present day.

2.1. Wiring for sound of the syllabic signs

The wiring for sound of the identified syllabic signs can be realized by finding words in the text which have preserved their meaning to the present day in languages or dialects in the Balkan area or farther afield in the European area. In this phase the analysis will, of course, be based on a comparison between words from the text of the Rosetta Stone and archaisms from the dialects of the contemporary Macedonian language.

2.1.1. Wiring for sound of the asymmetrical syllabic signs

Using more than one hundred words from the contemporary Macedonian language, all 13 asymmetrical signs were wired for sound with corresponding consonants. They are:

the asymmetrical signs P[r] and J[j] in today's and in the ancient Macedonian script have the same form and the same sound. According to their written form the remaining asymmetrical signs are mutually similar, and in their pronunanciation, too, for example the asymmetrical signs Ж[zh], З[z], Ѕ[dz], С[s], Ц[ts], Ч[tch], Ш[sh], and Шт[sht].

Each of these 13 consonants on the writing surface, can be written using 8 dispositions and can denote syllables with 8 consonants, as in the example of the sign for the consonant J[j].

All 8 positions of writing are identified in the text, which means they have been wired for sound with all 6 active vowels in today's Slavic languages and the long forms of the vowels O[?] and E[?]which have been preserved in the contemporary Slovenian language, as well as in some of the dialects of the Macedonian language.

All forms of the asymmetrical signs with their wiring for sounds are presented in the following table.

2.1.2. Wiring for sound of the symmetrical syllabic signs

Using about 20 words from the contemporary Macedonian language, 6 symmetrical signs were wired for sound. They are:

No more than 4 positions for writing were found for each of the signs wired for sound in the text. The formation of syllables in the corresponding vowels is shown in the table, positions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively.

In order to form a syllable with the vowel и[i], we identified that the signs of the consonants B[v] and Л[l] were written with the mark for virama and then the symbol for the vowel и[i] was added.

2.1.3. Wiring for sound of the inclined syllabic signs

Unlike the asymmetrical signs, where the vertical line is dominant in the basic sign, in the inclined signs an inclined line is dominant. And for these signs no more than 4 positions for writing were identified.

The formation of syllables with corresponding vowels is demonstrated in the table shown below, positions 3, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, respectively.

In the text the sign for the consonant Љ[lj] most frequently occurs in a syllable with the vowel y[u], which is also characteristic in the contemporary Macedonian language.

The first sign left to right in the analyzed text is a rotated form of the sign Б[b] for 45 degrees in the clockwise direction. No defining word for this sign has yet been found in today's Macedonian language, and our assumption is that most probably it represents the consonant Ф[f].

2.1.4. Wiring for sound of the specific syllabic signs

The specific syllabic sign which in form recalls the letter Д[d] in the Cyrillic alphabet was proved by wiring for sound in all its forms, such as:

Apart from our research, the syllabic sign Ди[di] has the same form of wiring for sound in the monograph Praslavyanskaya Pismenost by G.S. Grinevich, Moscow 1993.

2.2. Wiring for sound of the signs for isolated consonants

The frequent use was noted of some isolated consonants which were wired for sound in the following way:


  Л (Р)              В               Н                      П

The pronunciation of the isolated consonantchanges into soft P[r], sound which we have it even today in the pronunciation of words from the Macedonian language. It should be mentioned here that contemporary scholarship has concluded that it was during the Ptolemaic dynasty that a distinction was made for the first time between the sounds Л[l] and P[r], which was appropriately transferred into the script, i.e. in the analyzed text.

The pronunciation of the isolated consonant в[v] most frequently occurs in the formation of the syllable with the vowel и[i], or in the formation of the preposition во[vo] (equivalent to the English prepositions in, at), in original вв[vv] - ).

The inclined line without addition denotes the isolated consonant н[n] which is very frequently used in the contemporary Macedonian language.

2.3. Wiring for sound of the signs for isolated vowels

In the analyzed text, most frequently used sign is the vertical line (), which was wired for sound with the vowel и[i]. Besides the use of the vowel и[i] as a conjunction, it is also used at the end of the word for formation of the plural of nouns and adjectives.

The horizontal line ( ) was wired for sound with the vowel a[a]. It is also frequently used as a conjunction.

The wiring for sound of the identified signs for the vowels is the following:

2.4. Wiring for sound of the pictographic signs

The very frequent occurrence and the place of occurrence of the three vertical lines as a single sign suggests its meaning: БОГO [Bogo]. In the abovementioned monograph by O.S. Grinevich, this sign was wired for sound with БОГА [Boga]. We prove our conclusion by deciphering the adjective божен [bozhen] (equivalent to English divine), written down using syllabic signs previously formerly wired for sound in form  and their superlative form најбожен [naibozhen] (equivalent to English the most divine) .

The three inclined lines occur in a specific construction to define the term СВЕТОСТ [svetost](equivalent in English the Eminence), in original inscribed as:

which was wired for sound as (the way it is read from right to left):
оТ(Р)ЛадопсоГ еВeeЗаН ИоМ еЃИ оТ(Р)ЛадопсоГ еВeeЗаН ИоМ
[ot(r)ladopsog  eveezan iom  ejgi  ot(r)ladopsog eveezan iom]
  

which was translated into Macedonian as
Господарите на Господарите [gospodarite na gospodarite]
(equivalent to English Masters of the Masters)
or 
Gospodin Gospodin [gospodin gospodin]
(equivalent to English Master Master)

which associates with present-day title and addressing His Beatitude - the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church Господин Господин [gospodin gospodin], which is the way of addressing heads among the Orthodox churches.

In another form, it occurs as a synonym of the pharaohs, i.e. for "Our Living Masters," originally inscribed in form                                                                                                 

which was wired for sound as (the way it is read from right to left):
aТ(Р)ЛадопсоГ еВeeЖаН ИоМ
[at(r)ladopsog eveehzan iom]
                                               

and translated into contemporary Macedonian language:
Моите живи господари [moite zhivi gospodari]
(equivalent to English My Living Masters)

If for the sign we conclude the pronunciation of soft P[r], as is the case in contemporary Macedonian language, then from the analysis of the previous examples of the three inclined lines we can definitely give the wiring for sound of ГОСПОДА [gospoda] (equivalent to English Masters).

2.5. Wiring for sound of the ligatures

The signs used for writing ligatures have preserved their sound value: they were mutually connected with the preposition на [na] (equivalent to the English prepositions on, at), if written next to each other or one above the other, as in the example:

Usually the ligatures were written at the beginning of the word, and the word was ended by adding 1 or 2 syllabic signs. In some cases two successive words can be connected with a ligature, which makes the process of the division of words additionally difficult in a continuously written text. Most frequently 2 to 3 signs were used in a ligature.