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Re: Could anyone help me translate this text?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 17:34

In fact, are you sure it's supposed to be writing? Maybe the vague similarity to Hebrew script is just a coincidence?

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Re: Could anyone help me translate this text?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 17:47

I was going to ask the same exact thing. :P

It could just be some sort of artistic representation of.....well, just about anything.

And even if it is writing, it seems awfully short to be much more than maybe a word.

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Re: Could anyone help me translate this text?

Postby Multiturquoise » 2018-02-04, 18:01

It's Arabic and the word is يافا, I think.
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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 18:04

Or maybe it's Uyghur and it's ياقا, which means 'collar'? (It looks to me like there are two dots on top instead of just one, but maybe that's just my eyes failing me? :hmm:).

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 18:07

Two dots and then one dot, Vijay. (Reading it the appropriate way for Arabic script.)

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 20:38

Oh, I know the first letter has two dots under it. I just thought the second one had two over it, too. But I guess that's just me.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 20:53

I think that's an artifact of the connecting piece of metal making it look like two.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 20:58

Yeah, that would make sense.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby sabrilein » 2018-02-04, 22:08

Everyone thank you so much for your help! i'm sorry to have posted this in a Hebrew forum even though it's apparently Arabic, but as I said I had no clue what that writing was.
Again thanks to everyone :)

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Osias » 2018-02-04, 22:57

To me is 'lol'.
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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 23:02

What about the dots, though? :P

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 23:06

sabrilein wrote:Everyone thank you so much for your help! i'm sorry to have posted this in a Hebrew forum even though it's apparently Arabic, but as I said I had no clue what that writing was.
Again thanks to everyone :)

Hebrew forum? This is a language forum, not specifically a Hebrew forum.

This isn't even the Hebrew specific part of the forum. :hmm:

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 23:13

Maybe she posted it in the Hebrew forum, too?

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 23:14

Not that I know of.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Osias » 2018-02-04, 23:17

vijayjohn wrote:What about the dots, though? :P

I don't know the English word for it, in Portuguese is 'respingos' from the manufacturing process.

EDITED: It seems to be 'spatter'.
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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Aurinĭa » 2018-02-05, 0:07

It was originally posted in the Hebrew forum, but merged with this thread, as this is the right place to ask for help identifying a language.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-05, 0:16

Ah, that explains it. Thanks for the clarification, Aurinia. :)

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Re: Could anyone help me translate this text?

Postby Vlürch » 2018-02-05, 9:44

Multiturquoise wrote:It's Arabic and the word is يافا, I think.

That's what I saw it as but had no idea what it meant. Well, I still don't, since the only meaning that Wiktionary and Almaany give is that it's the name of a port city in western Israel... so, I assume there's another meaning?

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-05, 17:29

I'm not aware of any.

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Can anybody tell what language this is?

Postby KomischerKauz » 2018-02-07, 22:10

There is an old ruin near my hometown (Black Forest - Germany). After my last trip to the ruin, i found this texts written on the walls.

Can someone identify this or even translate?

https://imgur.com/a/G6ETu


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