Ice Age Ducks and Lorelei

By Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann

Ice Age Language Translation Grammar Vocabulary is dedicated to the “alive” machine-learning program, ALTHEA. In it, Dr. Enzmann explores language patterns through tens of thousands of pre-historic centuries. He used this matrix of linguistic patterns for programming the first military learning-machine decades before. You can purchase the book in our bookstore!

These inscriptions tell about mothers and children, hearth and home, tools and textiles, hunting and fishing, health and medical, calendars, and contracts. One of the most essential points cryptologist Enzmann makes is that all writing begins with sequential arrays of symbols. This observation can be derived from his analyses of Magdalenian writings. In brief, writing began with a symbol. Major Cardinals are recognizable images, which show what the story is about. In a record of how to use a horse for food, clothing, etc., a horse’s outline is clearly visible. Inside the Horse Cardinal are calendrics and instructions, the when and how.

The translations of these image stories tell us that the subject of Paleolithic writing was centered on textiles. Much, indeed most, of the Magdalenian writings concern textiles, likely all of them written by women. These translations bring us records of women making and trading textiles, and childcare. Long before we had electricity, today’s versions of heating, laundry, cooking, lighting – all necessities – existed in other forms. We are not significantly different today. Most of what was written during the Bølling concerns the same things that are important today: seasons, childcare, textiles, cradles, diapers, and clothing.

Ice Age Mother & Child

This story is of the mother, by the mother, for her child. It’s about who is involved, what is used for materials and tools, when those materials and tools were used, where we hunted for and gathered those materials and tools, and how. We begin with a wedding picture called The Bride and follow young Lorelei through her birth, her crib, her toddling years, and her late-winter expedition with the maiden, mother, and matriarch, then come around a whole generation to her engagement. The story is told in stone and still readable today with these translations. Before civilizations can prosper, before regions can develop, before clans can flourish, before families can grow, babies are born. During a deep-cold ice age, ladies used looms to keep the children alive and warm. This story is timeless; the characters are us, technology today is a result of how we survived, and it’s mostly written in stone by mothers – the Ice Age Mother & Child.

Ref.: Platte 168, by Gisela Fischer, Die Menschendarstellungen von Gönnersdorf Der Ausgrabung Von 1968. Ducks & Little Lorelei [TRANSLATION]What, when & where

 The above is part of a story from 14,500 years ago about a little Rhine maiden. It includes her birth, making her crib, her quilt, her diapers, her winter outing, and her sanitary care. The story tells of her weaving by lamplight at a loom – all in the fantastic Gönnersdorf archive, written and illustrated during a Late Magdalenian, Bølling mild interval.

Lorelei sits watching ducks swim in the Rhine shallows. The narrator tells what will be done this year to keep the child clothed, fed, and comfortably warm during the coming glacial winter: 1) spring, ducks, geese; 2) summer, horses; 3) fall, antelopes; 4) winter reindeer.

In mid-summer, migrating flights of summer ducks and geese number in the billions. Flocks of winter ducks that do not migrate number hundreds of millions. Bird food – vegetable, insect, small animals, and fish – is unparalleled and bountiful during centuries when the long-grass cold prairie dominates the world’s flora. It’s spring, but with four solar azimuth-V’s beside four secondary cardinals.

South is at the top. Bølling astronomers and map makers oriented toward the sun. Solar azimuth V’s are highlighted above in red. They are linked with the following cardinals (readily recognized pictures), indicating calendrics when the animals are present and in a particular condition or activity.

The upper register is a lead-lane of symbols extending from child to horse. It details the production of adults’ and child’s clothing. Symbols about major cardinals are connected with link-lines. Major cardinals are associated with lead-lines.

The lead-lane of cardinals and symbols, about and between, represents the Rhine River, the shallows where ducks are caught, and the nearby ford used seasonally by migrating horses and other herds (left of the horse’s head).

In Fall, flocks arrive, and there is a Fall hunt. Winter Flocks come, then a Winter hunt. In Spring, there are eggs and a distaff for quilted Winter clothing.

The translations are transliterated into current American-English Grammar. However, symbols along lead-lanes, lead-lines, and link-lines are deliberately sequenced so that Nostratic grammar, predicted by paleo linguists as having been in use about c. 12,000 BC, is confirmed by these writings from Bølling centuries of c. 12,500 – 11,800 BC. My dictionary includes many Nostratic sequences from Gönnersdorf Platte 168.


ambush [noun or verb]

antelope, antelope-wool, antler

Az-V [Solar Azimuth V]

bill [noun – of duck] goose


boot [noun]

bottom [noun – quilted winter child’s pants]

child [or toddler]

cloth [woven]

coat (top winter [child’s quilted] garment)

cook [verb – cook meat]

cord [noun], cut [verb]

disposable [adjectival, can be a noun – disposable moss, felt, straw to keep infant/toddler clean]

down [noun – duck or goose down]

duck, duckling, egg

END, of story

eye [noun]

face [noun – a child’s face]

fall [calendric]

feather [duck or goose]

fish [noun], fish-oil

foot [noun]

ford [noun – across Rhine River]

fur [noun]

girl [noun]

glue (waterproofing) [noun]

goose, goose-grease

hair [noun]

hatch [verb – hatching of an egg]

haunch-meat [noun]

he [pronoun]

hide [noun – animal’s hide]

hoof, horse, horse-hair, horses-hoof

house [noun – winter house]

insulation [noun]

kill [verb]

jaw [noun]

lamp, lamp-oil [noun]

lead-line, link-line, [syntax]

loom [noun – upright, weighted-warp loom]

Lorelei (a name taken from legend)

Meat [noun]

mouth [noun – child’s mouth]

naked [adjective]

neck [noun – of goose or duck]

needle [noun]

pad [sanitary for baby, toddler]

pattern [a woven pattern]

pluck [verb – pluck duck or goose down]

ply [verb – ply thread, yarn, cord]

quill [goose or duck]

quilt [verb and noun]

quilted-top [noun – winter garments]

radiant [lead and link lines]

reindeer [noun]

render [extract oil from fish, ducks, geese, and other animals as oils, grease, tallow]

Rhine [noun – river]

River [noun]

scrape [verb – scrape hide]

set [verb – set the vertical warp of a weave]

sew [verb]

shallows [noun –along a riverway]

shape [verb]

she [pronoun]

shred [verb – horses hoof]

sits [verbal – she, the weaver, is sitting]

skin [verb or noun]

sleepy-eye [adjectival]

snare [verb or noun]

spin [verb]

spring [calendric]

START, of story

strip [verb – strip feathers and quills]

sucks [verb – child sucks her thumb, verb – suck eggs]

summer [calendric]

tailor [verb]

terrace [noun Rhine River terrace]

thumb [noun]

toddler [or child]

toggle [noun – toggle hook for catching ducks and geese]

tongue [noun]

tooth [noun]

top (quilted coat) [noun – child’s coat]

vocative-eye [an alert, vaguely anxious child]

wakey-eye [adjectival]

warp [noun – vertical threads]

waterproofing (glue) [noun]

weave [verb]

web-foot [of ducks, geese]

wing [noun – duck and goose-wings]

winter [calendric]

woof [noun – horizontal threads]

wool [noun]

yarn, [noun]

During the Bølling, ducks, geese, cranes, storks, herons, terns, and other birds were vastly more numerous than anything seen since – even the North American passenger pigeons – enough to block out the sun. – RDE  

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