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Mayan poetry translated into English, French, Latin and Hittite = poésie mayanne traduite en français, latin et hittite  

a special post to honour Daniel de França's beautiful contribution/
un poste spécial en l'honneur de la belle contribution de Daniel de França...   


original Mayan poem in Mayan and Spanish:

Matthew 7:7 (New Testament):

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.





English

You will go to school.
You will not be empty-headed.
You will cross the threshold of your imagination
going all the way into your own house
without having to knock on the door.

français :

Vous irez à l'école.
Vous ne serez pas écervelé.
Vous franchirez le seuil de ton imagination
et vous irez jusqu'au bout et vous entrerez chez toi
sans même devoir frapper à la porte.

Spanish:

See the Mayan poem above, followed by it in Spanish and then in English.

Latin:

Scholae operam dabitis.
Non eritis ineptus.
Ingrediemini domum cogitationis
et ibitis procul et in domum tuum intrabitis
neque ostium pulsare debebitis.

Translation:

You will devote your work to school.
You will not be empty-headed.
You will enter the home of your imagination
and you will go all the way and you will enter your home
and you will not have to knock on the door.  

Hittite (3,500 BCE):

Hatrai istamasteni.
Httatan harteni.
Teshus istamasteni.
Appezziyan tarhuteni appezziyan paitteni parnant
appezziyan askan siyateni.


Literally:

You will learn to count.
You will have wisdom.
You will learn your dreams. 
Afterwards you will win (and) afterwards you will go to your house
afterwards you will open the door.

NOTES:
1. There is no future tense in Hittite. So the text actually reads:

You learn to count.
You have wisdom.
You learn your dreams. 
Afterwards you win (and) afterwards you go to your house
afterwards you open the door.

2. The Hittites never focused on stupidity, which they believed was beneath them, but instead honoured wisdom.

3. There was no word for “imagination”. The Hittites learned from their dreams, which they considered sacred.

4. Once again, the Hittites did not focus on obligation, but instead described positively what they meant. So to them it meant so little to have to knock on the door when all you had to do was to open it.

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020



haiku d’été and a stunning photo of Mars! – Mars – her ocean = Mars - son océan, et une photo éblouissante de Mars !

Mars’ sandy ocean
laps her greening shores – 
can you imagine that?

Mars ocean shores 620

l’océan de sable
de Mars clapote ses rives vertes –
l’imagines-tu ?

Richard Vallance


POST 1,400: another sonnet of mine, based on the previous  2 haiku in Mycenaean Greek:


Never fear

never-fear-greek

Matthew 14:27
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is I:
do not be afraid.


the-temple-of-bahai-tel-aviv-israel

The Temple of Bahai’, Tel Aviv, Israel


While you are so afraid of your own life,
never fear for me, for I fear as well
as well as you for every scrap of strife
we shall have all endured by spiting hell:
and it’s just as well, heaven willing earth
shall allow Bahai’ the inspiration
to distance wisdom of our precious worth,
our spirit His, His imagination
ours the “forever Was”,  forever shared
with every single soul, however ill:  
We’ll know the love of God has always spared
us all and embraces us in his Will...
... and it’s just as well I can hear Him spell
     his Word on us to see us faring well.


Richard Vallance,


January 10, 2017



The so-called (invalid) relationship between the markings on the Neolithic Dispilio tablet and some of the syllabograms in Mycenaean Linear B:

dispilio linear B

The Dispilio tablet is a wooden tablet bearing inscribed markings, unearthed during George Hourmouziadis's excavations of Dispilio in Greece and carbon 14-dated to 7300 ± 40 BP or 5260 ± 40 BC. [1] It was discovered in 1993 in a Neolithic lakeshore settlement that occupied an artificial island [2] near the modern village of Dispilio on Lake Kastoria in Kastoria, Greece. 

Source: Wikipedia: Dispilio Tablet

wikipedia dispilio

Almost all the markings (Are they even writing?) on the Neolithic Dispilio Tablet (at least 5,200 years old) cannot conceivably be correlated with either the Minoan Linear A syllabary (some 3,200 years later) and the Mycenaean Linear B syllabary (some 3,500 years later). Even the markings on the Dispilio tablet which look remarkably like syllabograms in either Minoan Linear A and Mycenaean Linear B are almost certainly an accidental quirk. I simply cannot take seriously the so-called “correlations” the author of this bizarre tablets leaps upon. His imagination is clearly overactive, while his faculty of reasoning is sadly under-developed. Unfortunately, such so-called “correlations” between tablets in remotely ancient so-called “languages” and much later syllabaries which are the writing scripts of actual languages such as Minoan and Mycenaean Greek  recurs much too often with all to many “researchers” who indulge in such clearly illogical leaps of the imagination. I have marked with an X in BOLD all such clearly invalid correlations. I might just as well have marked every last one of the markings on the Dispilio tablet with an X in BOLD, for that matter. All such correlations are merely accidental. No professional researcher would ever be caught making such outrageous assumptions.

I shall demonstrate this sort of “cracked” reasoning made by certain “researchers” with other remotely ancient “languages” over and over. Of course, there are exceptions to such poor correlations. Some markings on some tablets in much more ancient “languages” (imagined or real) than Minoan Linear A or Mycenaean Linear B may conceivably be cross-correlated, at least to some extent, though never fully.  

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