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philosophy konkani style..

konkani is a very philosophical language.. the words mean more than just their actual meaning.
in fact most languages are like that , they help u express more than what u say, but i have recently realised this quality in konkani, a language spoken by people in the konkan region. this language borrows heavily from marathi and from portugese, since goa [ the place where konkani is spoken ] is where the portugese discoverer ,Vasco da gama, first arrived.
Well so much for , the historical background. now here are a few of my observations..


Alcohol , is called 'soro' , pronounced as , sorrow. it's as if they mean to say," when in sorrow, u drink 'sorrow' " . Or maybe they meant to say," if u drink 'sorrow' it will only bring more sorrow" .
then there is the word 'begin' which means fast. it's like you want some one to come quickly, or do a job quickly, or when the web network is slow and you want your home page to open.. u say"begin, begin, begin.." meaning quick,quick quick.. :-) a beginning , the word in itself carries a positive energy.. to begin, to do quickly, to put things in motion...
and my favourite word, 'kaabar' which means finish. kabar in urdu means a coffin, or a death bed.. the end , the finish. the day is over.. 'dees kaabar jhali' .. so much pathos, so much philosophy.

maybe i made these mental connections , so as to learn the language faster, but i can'y help but think that maybe , these connections were meant to be made, and that we mean so much more than what we say..we just need someone to listen and understand.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Awesome nino..find out wats nino..as in ninos nook..he he
Akshay said…
'i can't help but think that maybe , these connections were meant to be made, and that we mean so much more than what we say..we just need someone to listen and understand. '

Fantastic!!..Wat lovely words babemoshai.. N soooo very u.. Reminds me of that movie u recommmended me to watch.. August Rush..
Anonymous said…
Great connection Bui and a wonderful way to learn a new language.
Hahahaha..I love it!

My own native language and even I dint make those connections first..I read this out to my mom, and she loved it too! :) so there, u get goan konkani approval on this one!

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