Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kohau/Kahuna/Kachina/Khan/Kohen: scribe/scriptures

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongorongo Easter Island script: "kohau rogorogo" = kohan logos (enscribed words) was a mnemonic device of chants/dance, just as all written scripts were initially, a visual memory aid to remember physical gestures/items in a rhythmic manner (shanty/cantos/chant/chart-carta-dart=dhara (Skrt blade, blood)), the same symbols (plus additional local ones) are found in Indus Valley (Brami) script of Harappa. [Rapa nui ~ Harapa]
resembled Indus valley script & Crete linear A because they commonly used star calendars/charts.
"This is the fundamental Principle for the making of star calendar in the name of star Goddess at the point of Vernal Equinox. The unique star calendar Seal Text in the collection of 600 deciphered Seal Text is the Makiram Star Calendar (Seal depicts two unicorns come out of a pipal tree — Asko Parpola) or mother (Goddess Seal -(www.indusbramiscript.com of the author) . [Note the 7 leaf tree = menora = Mina+Ra]

The mother Goddess in Cretan Civilization was called as ‘Maka’, the Goddess of snakes and animals.8 The Cretan Mother-Goddess is the same Mother Goddess of indus people. The statue of Cretan mother goddess bears her name ‘Maka’ written in indus brami alphabets on the abdomen part (the form of a complex mixed sign9’. This is a wonderful evidence for the Indus — Minoan culture in Crete founded by Pelesgians (l’ulaha-Pulastyas in lndus Valley)."

Though at first taken for a Rosetta Stone of rongorongo, it has not led to an understanding of the script. It has been criticized for, among other inadequacies, glossing five glyphs as "porcelain", a material not found on Easter Island. However, this is a mistranslation: Jaussen glossed the five glyphs as porcelaine, French for both "cowrie" and the cowrie-like Chinese ceramic which is called porcelain in English. Jaussen's Rapanui gloss, pure, means specifically "cowrie".[note 5]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decipherment_of_rongorongo

Cowrie shells were used widely in group ceremonies and religious rites around the old world, the etymology of cowrie may relate to kohen/coptian/keftiu? Cowries were traded very widely around the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowry http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cowrie

Early writing was done on many surfaces, but only rarely on hard stone tablets, mostly on banana & palm leaves etc.
Philippines Pala'wan script: http://www.geographical.co.uk/magazine/vanishing_script_-_apr_09.html  
Tibet scripts on paper and banana leaf, about hand gestures: http://www.maitreyaproject.org/en/relic/gallery-tsogyel.html
The ceramic Lapita culture of Vanatua had many inscribed figures resembling sea turtles but perhaps representative of human dancing: http://www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/node/157 note the Author is Jennifer Khan

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-other-mystery-of-easter-island/ script

Japan doll: daruma/dharma, spirit, drama
Zuni doll: kachina, spirit, dance. Kachina must have been named for the "lost" Japanese {Cohen/Koshinto/Guozen/Kahin/Kahuna} male pilgrims that started the Zuni tribe with local Penutian women. The oldest Kachina dolls resemble the painted daruma dolls.

Tana script of Maldives: "anu?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%81na

"Thank you", translated:
Dhivehi (Maldives)
(shukuriyyaa) ޝުކުރިއްޔާ

(shukrān) ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ
(mut shakkrān) متشكّرين
(shukrān gazēlan) ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ جزيلاً

Japaneseどうも (dōmo)
ありがとう (arigatō)
ありがとうございます (arigatō gozaimasu)
どうもありがとう (dōmo arigatō)
どうもありがとうございます (dōmo arigatō gozaimasu)
(dō itashimashite

Punjabiਧਨਵਾਦ / مہربانی (tànvād)
ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ / شکریہ (shukrīā)
ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ। / تہاڈا سواگت ہے۔ جی آیاں نوں (tuhāɖā suāgat he)
ਕੋਈ ਨਹੀਂ। / کوئی نہیں (kōī nahī̃)

Sinhalaඉස්තුති (istuti)
බොහොම ස්තුතියි (bohoma stutiyi)
එකත කමක් න
Yiddish(A dank) אַ דאַנק(A sheynem dank) אַ שיינען דאַנק
YorùbáỌ se / E se

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Belts II

An addition to this April Post on functions of belts & bands among early humans:


Belts & bands have played an enormous role in human technology prehistory.

Quipu of Incas of Peru were knotted strings hanging from a belt, for counting & codes, an alternative to written language. Quipu derived from female's 90 degree hanging string-fringe skirts, as seen on Denmark woman mummy (E. Barber) and here:



string skirt

Wampum were a form of message belt, corded warf threads with colored shells and weft. Wampum derived from 180 degree end-fringed male's loincloth, as seen in Urumchi mummies at Tarim Basin in China's west desert.
wampum belt

Tropical forest people usually used inner bark of tree, tapa cloth, pounded with a club or stone, wetted to lubricate.

Flax, linen, hemp etc. were first woven as grasses, later retted and splined/twined into threads and woven into cords/ropes/bands/etc.

Animal skins were pelted (pelleted/beaten) or chewed to soften to physically and chemically loosen the fibers.
Later, goat hair kemp & sheep wool were felted by wetting and pounding, the word 'walk' originated from foot-stamping felt.

Biblical Josephs' many colored coat was of bands of cloth (Afghan wool) woven by nomadic women who spun thread/yarn while walking with the flocks, then the bands were sewn together at camp into blankets, clothing etc. Persian banded shirts of silk were sewn the same way.