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Re: Can anybody tell what language this is?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-07, 22:16

It looks like two different alphabet's. I can't identify the first, but the second is Hebrew script (whether Hebrew, Yiddish, or something else).

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Re: Can anybody tell what language this is?

Postby Vlürch » 2018-02-08, 15:10

księżycowy wrote:I can't identify the first

Neither can I, but the ʒ-looking letter with a squiggle at the bottom, the letter that looks like 4 with a rounded bottom line and an extra line at the top extending left, the letter that's shaped kinda like a hand drill, the jagged 3-looking letter and the one that looks kinda like サ at the end of the last line (if it's written left-to-right, that is), the one that's like ㄎ with a circular thingy at the bottom and an extra line at the top left extending down, etc. all look familiar, but... :para:

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-08, 15:14

I strongly suspect that it's just graffiti on the wall, whatever the case.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-08, 15:46

Kind of reminds me of Enochian.
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Re: Can anybody tell what language this is?

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-02-08, 15:57

KomischerKauz wrote: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


Some letters in the second pic are quite clearly Hebrew.

The first letter (from the right) I have no idea what that is (it kinda looks like a poorly written kaf sofit ך with a dagesh, that is the dot inside it), then there is this sequence:

עכרושם

Then the next three or four symbols are unrecognizable then we have:

שתתצקא

Or maybe שתתצחא

And the final symbol is again unrecognizable to me.
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Re: Can anybody tell what language this is?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-08, 16:04

KomischerKauz wrote: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.

Darf ich mal fragen, wo? (Friäjer han i z Friburg gwohnt.)
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Weird symbol or combo of letters

Postby Lama » 2018-03-19, 7:31

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Hey everyone :) Can someone identify this symbol or it might be a combination of letters, I have no idea :shock: :shock:
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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-19, 14:14

Maybe it's just a bad drawing of eyeglasses?

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-03-19, 14:19

On their side?

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-19, 14:23

Oh. Yeah. :P I had to think about what you meant at first. :lol:

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Re: Weird symbol or combo of letters

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-03-19, 14:27

Lama wrote:Hey everyone :) Can someone identify this symbol or it might be a combination of letters, I have no idea :shock: :shock:


Do you have any reason to believe this is not just a random doodle?

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Saim » 2018-03-27, 22:06

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What language is this? My first guess was Amharic but I have no idea what the shape in the middle is, doesn't look like it's Ethiopia or any of its regions.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-03-27, 22:56

Whereas I'm equally puzzled as to what the middle shape is suppose to represent, that is definitely Ethiopic script. As to what specific language, I unfortunately don't have an answer.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-27, 23:31

It is Ethiopia. It's just rotated 300 degrees or something.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby księżycowy » 2018-03-27, 23:38

Oh, right. It's upside down or something. I was confused as to why it seemed so familiar and yet I couldn't place it. :P

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-28, 0:01

I'm almost positive it's Amharic, too. I might even be able to figure out what it says with a bit more time.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-28, 4:14

Lol I never got how to calculate how many degrees something is rotated. Anyway, my best guess at what it says is:

(top) ከብዮታዌት፡እናተ፡ስገር፡
(bottom) ወደም፡ሞት

Pronounced something like:
(top) [kəbjoˈtawet ˈɨnnatə sɨˈgər]
(bottom) [wəˈdəmm mot]

ከ- [kə]- is a prefix meaning 'to' or 'for' (though I'm not 100% sure whether it has this meaning in this particular context). እናተ [ˈʔɨnnatə] means 'mother'. ወደም፡ሞት [wəˈdəmm mot] means something like 'all the way until death'. I can't really figure out what the rest means. This seems to be saying that ስገር [sɨˈgər] means 'you be able to'.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-03-28, 4:48

vijayjohn wrote:Lol I never got how to calculate how many degrees something is rotated. Anyway, my best guess at what it says is:

(top) ከብዮታዌት፡እናተ፡ስገር፡
(bottom) ወደም፡ሞት

Pronounced something like:
(top) [kəbjoˈtawet ˈɨnnatə sɨˈgər]
(bottom) [wəˈdəmm mot]

ከ- [kə]- is a prefix meaning 'to' or 'for' (though I'm not 100% sure whether it has this meaning in this particular context). እናተ [ˈʔɨnnatə] means 'mother'. ወደም፡ሞት [wəˈdəmm mot] means something like 'all the way until death'. I can't really figure out what the rest means. This seems to be saying that ስገር [sɨˈgər] means 'you be able to'.

Using Vijay's text as a starting point, I played around with it on Google, changed a few letters, and ended up with this:
አብዮታዊት፡እናት፡ሀገር፡ወይንም፡ሞት
which seems likely to be what this badge says. It shows up on several Google search hits and Google translate says it means "revolutionary mother country or death." Looks like a communist-era slogan maybe (which makes sense with the red badge). Apparently there is a song with the same name on Youtube and it is spelled Abyotawet Enat Hager Woynim Mot in the Latin alphabet. Also, besides being rotated, the map isn't exactly the same shape that Ethiopia usually has on current maps, because it includes Eritrea.

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Re: Please identify the language

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-28, 5:05

That makes so much more sense. Thanks, Linguaphile! :D
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Re: Please identify the language

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-03-28, 5:10

vijayjohn wrote:That makes so much more sense. Thanks, Linguaphile! :D
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Actually, after posting my response I realized it's actually አብዮታዊት፡እናት፡ሃገር፡ወይም፡ሞት, which has the same meaning (just a couple of letters are different and they more clearly match what is on the badge).


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