Language and thinking, It was confirmed

There were some radio shows about language and thinking on some slovak radios. I’ve heard, that good prevention against Alzheimer’s disease. How is It? I’ll try to answer those mysteries.

I have sometimes read various articles about languages. One interesting thing was, that Chinese language is very different of our languages, also by using various symbols. For example word “lotus” in Chinese is “lian” and similar syllable is for love “lian”, but with different tone. Due to this, lotus is symbol in chinese culture for love. I have heard, that Chinese characters are in right brain hemisphere. I don’t know, if It is true, but another things was about those characters. One of people asked me randomly, how those characters chinese speakers are learning? There are around 3000 characters, because those characters are logograms. I have found the correct answer on this thing. Some chinese characters are combined of another chinese characters “ideograms”. For example word “to rest” is combination of “human” and “tree”. So, It is human, who leans on a tree. Ofcourse, chinese characters are interesting for me actually too.

But now, I would like to talk about something different, because I have mentioned many things about China and this is not article just about Chinese Hanzi (characters). I was in one language meeting. This is group op people mostly from Slovakia, sitting on café or restaurant and talking in foreign language, for example english language meetings. I don’t know, if It is on another countries, but maybe yes and those conversations are very great to improve conversational skills in, for example English language. I also known british accent too, so I have tryed to speak as clean in English, as I know. I have noticed, that something of My person was changed. It wasn’t a Schizophrenia, but It was very strange. I am from Slovakia, but in this time I felt, as not from Slovakia, but as a foreigner. After this experience I have realised, that maybe my thinking was changed due to this, that I have spoken foreign language, but It wasn’t happened before on another language meetings. One of My spiritual teacher “Vlastimil Marek” says, that our bio computer (brain) is upgraded by every new activities. One of those activities is also learning languages. Vlastimil Marek also recommended to learn Chinese. Reasons are abowe.

After this language meeting I have remembered, that one person, which I know, He knows teacher of Mandarin Chinese. I tryed to imagine, how speakers of Chinese, mostly native speakers can think due to those characters. But, this thing is not just for Mandarin, or Cantonese speakers. This thing sometimes will be happened in languages, who uses, or used chinese characters before, such as CJapanese, Korean or Vietnamese.Sometimes, pronunciation of word is changed, but character pronunciation is due to this word, but without another character are pronounced differently. Big example of this is a Japanese language and name “Mitsubishi”. This word literally means “three water chestnuts”, but “three” is pronounced in Japanese, as “San” and water chestnut as “hishi”. Due to this I have known, that name of this company was written in Kanji script, chinese characters used in Japanese language.

Another example of Hanzi and Hanja (Chinese characters in Korean language) was after that. I was also in Kwan um Zen meditations and We’ll sang sutra “Kwan se um bo sal”. I have read after that one article about Mantras and there were chinese characters, in Pinyin reads, as “guanshi yin pusa”. I have also Korean voice in My screen reader and due to one similarity with mantra Kwan se um bo sal I tried to switch this synthesizer also to Korean language and read those chinese letters. Ofcourse, My premonition was confirmed. Screen reader reads this “Hanja” letters, as “Kwan se um bo sal”. Those letters was also read in Japanese, as “Kanzeon Bosatsu”.

Yes, It was confirmed, that language and thinking are depending on each other. I admire also some polyglots, who knows also from fifteen years about twenty languages, also Chinese too.

Advertisements opinion is a shop based in Germany. As name says, It sells Jawharps, but not just vietnamese Dan moi Jawharps, but also jawharps from various countries, like Russia, China, India, Czech republic, or Slovakia. Also, this shop sells various musical instruments from around the world, such as gongs, tibetan singing bowls, Didgeridoos, sound imitation instruments and another things.

What I would like to say about this website? Website is very accessible for the blind people, there is also accessible sound player. Website is in English and German. Most of musical instruments We also know from this shop, but I don’t know, that this shop sells theyr products to another shops. Good is, that this shop supported masters, who handly make those musical instruments from various countries. You can move very great on this website with Screen readers, such as NVDA and menu of products is excellently constructed.

Open message to danish theater about Shenyun performing arts

Dear Royal Danish Theater,

I have read a new about this, that You bow to pressure by chinese embassy, specificalli because of CCP. I would like to explain You a littlebid, who are those performers. Maybe You have some informations from chinese embassy, which are very aggressive. In my country, there are also such informations about Falungong (or Falundafa) practicers, which are also played Shen yun performing arts in New York city, in United states. But why not in China?

Try look for example to and read some messages about Falungong practitioners, how they are persecuted, tortured and used to bad organ harvesting. I know some friends, whom Falundafa changed life and this is not dangerous sect, or movement, as chinese diplomats from CCP often says. Maybe some informations are in Danish language also. I can’t speak Danish language, but It is shock of this thing, which You have done. I thought, that You accept freedom of arts and Shenyun is not bad, as some people are lying.

It is ofcourse, your decision, but please, if You have time, try read about Falungong something, but not just from PRC embassies, but also from websites, like Minghui, or try read Epoch times. There is also Youtube channel Chinese uncensored and various things are explained here also.

I hope, that You have correct decision and You love new things from various kinds of performing arts, who have some prohibitions, but those are not bad.

Thank You.

best regards

Tanuki space

P.S: I know, that trade with China is important thing, but also freedom of culture is very important also.

Language humorous beasts

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But, I’ll talk about another humour, which can happened due to misstakes of technical translator, or if some words have two meanings in another languages and It can be good to make humour of It. Those things can sometimes happened in such technical translators, as Google translate. It is often, if for example there is similar word like word, which You wrote down, or languages often translate across the English language. Ofcourse, some mutual intelligible languages have good translation, for example Slovak and Czech, Serbian and Croatian ETC. This is maybe, because those translations were developed individually.

Here You have some good and humorous examples of homonimic translations from Czech or Slovak, to English language:

  • I am from Exit – It means “Som z východu”, but this is incorrect translation to English language. Phrase “Som z východu” means in Slovak language ‘I am from east’, or ‘I am from eastern Slovakia’. But word “východ” is translated not just, as east, but also, like exit.
  • Relax in room – Odpočívej v pokoji (Czech) -Again, bad and humorous translation. Correct translation is ‘Rest in peace’. But words “odpočíva in czech, odpočívať in Slovak” means both ‘rest’ and ‘relax’. Word ‘room’ is translated to Slovak language, like “Izba”, but to Czech language, like “pokoj”, which means ‘peace’ both in Czech and Slovak language, but also in Czech it means ‘room’.
  • sausage of lovers – Párek milenců (in Czech) – Again, false translation. Correct translation is ‘a little pair of lovers’, or ‘pair of lovers’. But, word ‘sausage’ is translated in Slovak language, or Czech, like “klobása, párok, párek” ETC. But, in Czech language word “párek” means ‘pair’, or ‘little pair’ or ‘pair in diminutive form’.

There are lot of humorous translations of those languages, but I have remembered only some of those translations. But, did You know, that forbidden fruit We sometimes known, as an apple? Again, bad translation, but by people. This is not language humour, or technical translation. Latin word ‘Malum’, which means ‘bad’, ‘disaster’, ‘calamity’ means also ‘apple’. Language is sometimes beast and also, where are a lot of homophony, there are various meanings of one word. For example, lotus in chinese and love is have same pronunciation. Due to this, lotus is in China symbol of love. In Arabic, there is one word for life and bread. You can play with language, as You can. For example, I have good by permutation name ‘Serena’ such examples, as ‘arsene’. I have remembered also of one example, but It was before this time, when I have practiced English language very often. In one computer game, there was a bad expression: ‘Kiss My fairy rotten arse!’ Ofcourse, I didn’t understand another part of sentence, but I understand only ‘kiss my fairy’ and last word, as ‘us’, or ‘as’, but not, like brittish equivalent of american word ‘ass’ (‘arse’). There are also another situations, which can happened before Google translation were in Slovak language, like: ‘Look like my cry’ was translated by word to word ‘what is your name’ from Slovak to English. But, Google translate have some samples, like a document files, which people can translate. But, translations of texts are sometimes bad.

Gemstones & musical instruments

One friend says to me: “You explain me about music, but unnecessarily. I am interested on pictures and gemstones, but I can’t explain It to You, because You are blind.” This speech get me one hurt, because there are sometimes things, which We can’t understand, due to the lost of one sense, in this example sight. She loves gemstones and I love various musical instruments from around the world. I couldnn’t explain uniqueness of those things to her and vice versa. I felt, that I found sometimes both things, gemstones and ethnic musical instruments.

This dream started to be real, because You can found both things in this site, but mainly in German. I was surprised, how site with musical instruments has been changed. I think, that those things depends of people, but if I’ve discovered those things and divisions, I understand now, that some people needs precious stones, some musical instruments ETC.

Last thing, which I would like to mention is: I was also in gemstone shop with her. She was very happy and also, I have heard a beautiful chimes at the door. I have also touched some stones, but I haven’t feeling of It. I wanted to know It, why, but this question was answered today. Some people likes gemstones, some likes musical instruments, or various vocal techniques, like me. Stephan Micus didn’t collect and study musical instruments to improve ego, but mainly for his self. Also, people which plays on various musical instruments are very great and I admire those people. Ofcourse, precious stones are up to nothing, but maybe if I’ll sighted, I’ll admire those things too.

Bright and dark environments

I have most hope, when I have holiday in Egypt, that some people thinks also on another things, not just on material, but also on spiritual values, such as culture. I have brought also Ukulele in last holiday in Egypt. This was some prediction of something, because I haven’t brink any musical instrument with me.

When I arrived to the Egypt, I have noticed, that environment is mostly dark and not bright, like in previous time. I think, this wasn’t by tourism. It was of ambient, or environment. I can’t explain It, this is mostly spiritual, or something, like feeling. I have explained It to some people, which lives in Egypt and they says, that this is result of politics in this country. Various things were explained to me of politics, but I thought, that those things are not of politics. Those things were spiritual, or cultural. Ofcourse, holiday was very well, but those things, like culture, art are also important and those things are mistaked for Egypt nowadays. Maybe due to those things, environment in Egypt is dark now.

I have changed littlebid It at one shop, when I have brought my Ukulele and play some arabic egyptian songs. Shop sellers recorded me, as a video, where I sang and played Ukulele. I have noticed, that environment is still dark, but little bright. Slovakia is still little brighter, like nowadays Egypt. It is maybe, because for Egypt, most things are mostly non cultural and this is not very good.

People in Far East walks onward with presence

It was year 2012, when I’ve discovere a new japanese Audio game. Audio game is game for the blind. This game was programmed by one guy from Japan. This game was better, like games, which were programmed by some american blind programmers, or another blind programmers. This game becomes one of the most playable game not only in Japan, but also in the western world. Some people started to interest on japanese culture due to this game, me too. I must say, that ends after some months, but It wasn’t enough. In this year, one K-pop song has started to become popular also in my country. Some Christian radicals have marked this song without real evidences, as satanistic song. This song isn’t about devil. I think, that It was due to big enviousness, that one pop song from Asia is most popular, like western, or slovak pop songs. I think specially on some Slovakian christian zines, but I think, that those Christians were very xenophobic.

After one year, I have started to interest on eastern philosophies, like Buddhism, Hinduism or Taoism. In the year 2015 I started to created also some K-pop collection. I had some J-pop songs too, but there were maybe something, which I can’t explain. Some people have said, that K-pop is “poper”, like our Pop. I don’t know, how to translate It from My language, but My explanation of this was, that K-pop is sometimes better, like our Pop. I have found also answer before some days ago, when I have created the Youtube Playlist of Far east pop music, like Thai pop, C-pop, J-pop, K-pop ETC. Those questions were: “How is It, that those genres are better? How is It, that Asian science is in greater level, like western science?” I have heard also from some people about India, that people onli “meditate and didn’t nothing”.

Here is My answer. Some people, which have such philosopies, like Buddhism, Zen Buddhism or Taoism try aply It to the life. Those people are not understand those things, as We understand Christianity, “religion”. People of those countries have good philosophy, which is easily explained, like “live in presence”. Big obstacle to the enlightenment, or liber liberation. Maybe, due to this, people of South Korea, China or Japan apply those things to theyr cultures.

If Christians learns, that religion is aboutForgiveness of sins, some monotheistic religions have forgotten on life in present time. This is also very important and also, ego or rating is the big trap to people. Taoists have also philosophy about life with natural harmony, but this is not about philosophy of Asia. I also understand, why in K-pop are so many English words. People of South Korea, maybe Japan too know very well, that English is currently something, like world, or global language. I know also many people, which are interested on japanese Manga, Anime, K-pop, maybe C-pop, Korean drama and another things from those countries and they love those things. Remember, that people in Far East walk onward with presence.

Everything is in our hand

Sometimes I notice, that many people are not interested on cultural things. For example, there was also one article in Czech, where one student have written, that art is upto nothing and very important is money. Ofcourse, for those words he’ve got success. But, this thesis shall be about art. What was happened?

Most of people are not interested on culture. Those people have mostly economical mind, not cultural. This is not enough, because artists have also crisis. I had those things too. I have heard, that this is just normal. For example I have feeling, that there is another music stream of interests, not this, which We very know, as Pop, or Classical music. This same is about the painting, or sculpture. Also, those people, which have more money feel happy? My answer is, no.

I understand, that money is important, but also, very important is culture and art. Those things can be developed without politics, or global stream of culture. I have noticed It by example, when I have heard sounds of nature by one radio stream via internet, or when I have played on nepalese bamboo flute. There are also very easy musical instruments, which You can learn. I think on ethnic musical instruments, which are not very expensive. Remember, that also authors, composers and famous celebrities haven’t excellent life. Everything is in our hands.