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Friday, 14 August 2009

In the name of God, Compassionate, Merciful بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم

In the name of God, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Today's lesson: The really swirly Gujarati Alphabet:

Gujarati vowels

In my Learning Gujarati book each letter has a joined script to show the direction of writing each letter.

Consonants

Gujarati consonants
Very similar to Hindi, I think. I found this Gujarati text (below) on the internet which resonates an Islamic concept of brotherhood. That first line 'All men are born free and equal' was the French Revolution principle which fought against the monarchist rule. It's also a Turkish saying which I drew years ago for a client. I studied Jacque Rousseau and the French Rev. a couple of years ago. Fantastic learning about the birth of democracy... Anyway, back to that internet finding:



In Gujarati
Sample text in Gujarati
Transliteration (phonetic)
Pratiṣṭhā anē adikhārōnī drṣṭinē sarvē mānavō janmathī svatantra anē samān hōy chē. Tēmanāmāṁ vicārśakti anē antaḥkaraṇ hōy chē anē tēmaṇē paraspar bandhutvanī vartavuṁ jōiē.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Learning languages is a great skill. I'm hoping to at least be able to converse in Guji with a couple of friends. Make them stunned! 'Oye chokri, maaru'n naam Zaufishan che, hun gujaratee sheeki, tame kem chho?' - 'Yo, girl, my name is Zaufishan, I'm learning Gujarati, how are you?'

Zaufishan
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aneebaba said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! Maru naam Anees che.Tame kem chho? Mane' bhookh lagi che.Mane' pani piwu che.Tuun yaadh aave chhe ;-) Aren't I the sweetest?

Anyways, on to more serious things - that's a great line from the French Rev and of course, I especially love the bit from the Human Rights Declaration, well stated and that's a beautiful concept.

Parlez-vous francaise ma petit soeur??? J'ai etudier la francaise pour quatre ans dans l'ecole, mais maintenant je ne reçois pas de pratique parce que il n'est pas personne qui parlera avec moi. :-)

Zaufishan said...

Woah, vous etes des qualifications (skills) etes excellent! Masha'Allah. Erm, aucun j'ai pris des Francais comme (est que le bon mot?) sujet subsidiaire, pas comme sujet reel. J'ai les livres fracçais cependant, ainsi il continue. Le regard bon à vous, M! =P

I know a tidbit of Espanol too. Pero todo el que puedo decir realmente es 'quien usted es. ?Vivo aqui y diciendo (I've forgotten 'counting') diez, al idiota o que lol? =)
Was'salamualaykum!

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