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gaurdduck

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Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:17:50 pm »

I've been using this site mostly:
http://www.learnpunjabi.org/

This site is a dictionary and has quotes in English and Punjabi:
http://www.shabdkosh.com/

Here's the Wikipedia article on the language:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_language

I also asked a Pakistani-American friend who is ethnically Punjabi for resources and recipes.

Here's a popular song in the language:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4-W1Hsy9M
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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:25:43 pm »

Yuki,

A Karnada speaking friend of my taught me this saying:

(spelled phonetically)

Pustaka, vanita, vita-tam,
para hasan,
gata gataha...

Book, woman or wealth,
once loaned,
gone forever...

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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 01:44:28 am »

Yuki,

A Karnada speaking friend of my taught me this saying:

(spelled phonetically)

Pustaka, vanita, vita-tam,
para hasan,
gata gataha...

Book, woman or wealth,
once loaned,
gone forever...

Bear

LOL :laugh:

good advice
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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 12:16:23 pm »

Yuki,

A Karnada speaking friend of my taught me this saying:

(spelled phonetically)

Pustaka, vanita, vita-tam,
para hasan,
gata gataha...

Book, woman or wealth,
once loaned,
gone forever...

Bear

LOL :laugh:

good advice

My wife didn't think it was too funny. She said they don't value women.
"On the contrary", I said, "it shows how much they value books!"

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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:55:17 pm »

Yuki,

A Karnada speaking friend of my taught me this saying:

(spelled phonetically)

Pustaka, vanita, vita-tam,
para hasan,
gata gataha...

Book, woman or wealth,
once loaned,
gone forever...

Bear

LOL :laugh:

good advice

My wife didn't think it was too funny. She said they don't value women.
"On the contrary", I said, "it shows how much they value books!"

Bear

They do so love books. India is likely the birthplace of the book. I've seen an old copy of the Vedas. It was a long rack of wooden tablets stacked head-high and at least 20 feet long with each board being somewhat over 3 feet.
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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 10:15:54 pm »

I once ran across a book on Vedic Calculus. Apparently they had invented a form of calculus
in ancient times (Indus Valley Civ.?). At the time the book was written no one knew if it had
ever been actually used for anything, as I recall. The idea intrigued me.

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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 08:31:18 am »

I once ran across a book on Vedic Calculus. Apparently they had invented a form of calculus
in ancient times (Indus Valley Civ.?). At the time the book was written no one knew if it had
ever been actually used for anything, as I recall. The idea intrigued me.

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Well, if you read the Vedas, it talks about flying machines (vimanas), energy weapon (Indra's Dart), and atomic weapons. I would assume they used the calculus for that stuff.

Several interesting articles on Vedic Science:
http://www.archaeologyonline.net/artifacts/scientific-verif-vedas.html
http://ashoktiwari.tripod.com/eved.html
http://veda.wikidot.com/ancient-city-found-in-india-irradiated-from-atomic-blast
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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 10:29:44 am »

Thank you for the links. I've started reading them, and the first one explains
a hell of a lot wrt misconceptions about early Indian civilizations.

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Re: Punjabi Language and Cultural Resources
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 07:49:35 pm »

Thank you for the links. I've started reading them, and the first one explains
a hell of a lot wrt misconceptions about early Indian civilizations.

Bear

No problem.

Sometimes I wonder if all our gods and heroes aren't just ancient celebrities or survivors of some great nuclear war...

There are "natural" trinitite deposits around the world (1 is well known in the Libyan dessert), many stories of lost civilizations and cities from the distant past, and advanced technologies lost to the modern world (and some recently re-discovered) but extant in the bronze age; lead me to believe that we've fallen and are only now beginning to pick ourselves back up.
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