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.