Category Archives: Language

American Sign Language Alphabet

American Sign Language Alphabet
From Linguanaut

American Sign Language (usually abbreviated as ASL or Ameslan) is used mainly in the US, Canada, and some parts of Mexico by an estimated number of 200.000 to 2 million. The American Sign Language is a manual language expressed not with combinations of sounds but with combinations of hand movement and shape, arms and body, and facial expressions. It is used natively and predominantly by the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Below is a table of American Sign Language Alphabet, also soon there will be available hand expression sentences and phrases to be used with deaf People to be able to communicate with them better. Continue reading

Learning to Read Hieroglyphics

Learning Egyptian Hieroglyphs – Lesson 1
By Caroline Seawright, 2000

I’m going to go through the book, “Egyptian Grammar” by A.H. Gardiner, and try to learn Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs. In this column, I will attempt to share what I learn as I go along!

Notice the numerous hieroglyphs in each rectangular area? Note that the Egyptians, when writing hieroglyphs, generally drew each hieroglyph in a square (or rectangular) area. Sometimes there might be one, two or more hieroglyphs in the one area. The secondary hieroglyphs were usually smaller than the main one, though a number of small hieroglyphs could be used instead.

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Hieroglyphic Practice Plates

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Sharing Shinto

KURODA TOSHIO
Shinto in the History of Japanese Religion
Translated by JAMES C . DOBBINS and SUZANNE GAY

I. Shinto in the Nihon shoki

The word Shinto is commonly taken to mean Japan’s indigenous religion and to have had that meaning from fairly early times. It is difficult, however, to find a clear-cut example of the word Shinto used in such a way in early writings. The intellectual historian Tsuda Sõkichi has studied the occurrences of the word Shinto in early Japanese literature and has divided its meaning into the following six categories:

1) “religious beliefs found in indigenous customs passed down in Japan, including superstitious beliefs”; 2) “the authority, power, activity, or deeds of a kami, the status of kami, being a kami, or the kami itself”; 3) concepts and teachings concerning kami; 4) Continue reading

Iblis the Serpent

A research about Adam, his wife, Iblis and what happened while in the Garden and does Iblis have children
By Khidr Amari, 2012

There are many meanings of the Arabic word Jinn can be found in the Qur’an in terms of its expression.

Allah says that when Musa saw the staff wiriting as if it was a snake:

“And he was told, “Throw down your staff.” But when he saw it writhing as if it jānnun (were a snake), he turned in flight and did not return. [Allah said], “O Moses, approach and fear not. Indeed, you are of the secure.” Sura 28:31

Allah says when we were in mother wombs were were fetuses: Continue reading

Naming Planets

MercuryNames of Planets in All Languages
By Sevan Bomar, 2010

English is generally recognized as the international language for professional astronomy. However, the various languages often also have their own words which are used in everyday speech.

English Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Old English Sunne Mercurius Venus Eorðe Mōna Mars Iupiter Saturnus
Latin Sol Mercurius Venus Terra Luna Mars Jupiter Saturnus Uranus Neptunus Pluto
Italian Sole Mercurio Venere Terra Luna Marte Giove Saturno Urano Nettuno Plutone Continue reading

Simple Prime Numbers

... your students learning about prime and composite numbers in math class

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KMT – Day Calendar

Nsibidi Script

NsibidiNsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. It is also used by neighboring Ibibio, Efik and Igbo peoples.
 
Aesthetically compelling and encoded, nsibidi does not correspond to any one spoken language. It is an ideographic script whose symbols refer to abstract concepts, actions or things and whose use facilitates communication among peoples speaking different languages.
 
Nsibidi comprises nearly a thousand symbols that Continue reading

KMT Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphic TextEgyptian Hieroglyphics 3  Basic MDW NTR Alphabet

The Vulture: the first letter is “a” written similar to an italic 3 (pronounced like the “a” in pat) is the silent indrawn breath that signifies spirit.

The Reed Leaf: the second letter is “i” (pronounced like e in bed) is the out breath which brings form and movement to our bodies.

The Double Reed Leaves: The third letter is ‘y’ (pronounced like ee) is symbolic of vital harmonic growth and the relationship of organic growth based on “phi” the golden ratio. Continue reading

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