Name the language

Where might you see a sign like this and what does it forbid you from doing?

Language quiz sign 240906

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13 Responses to Name the language

  1. Podolsky says:

    The text is in Tibetan, and although I can read and transcribe it, I can’t guess what it means.
    par brgyag mi chog

  2. Joseph Staleknight says:

    Par brgyag mi chog….

    I suppose that since it looks like a road sign, I think it forbids something on the road. I think it’s a “No Parking” Sign.

  3. Simon says:

    Podolsky’s right – it is Tibetan

    Joseph – it’s not a “No Parking” sign or other road sign, but one you might see in a temple or museum.

    I created the image and am not sure whether the shape and colours I used are the same as those used for such signs in Tibet – they just looked good to me.

  4. TJ says:

    I think it is “no photography” or the like

  5. Alex says:

    Yup, took me a while to find an online Tibetan dictionary, but it seems TJ’s right. for once I checked the blog before Simon had announced the winner, but c’est la vie.

  6. Bill Walsh says:

    Hey, I knew it was Tibetan. Since it was solved, I didn’t get off the couch to get my phrasebook to look it up.

    Yrs. for the mi-rgod…

  7. Simon says:

    TJ is right – it does mean “No Photography”. Good guess!

  8. Joseph Staleknight says:

    Strange,… some of the characters looked like they came from Tamil.

  9. TJ says:

    AHA!!!
    what’s my gift!!!! :D

  10. Simon says:

    TJ – would you like to come up with a question for the next quiz?

  11. TJ says:

    Sure, I will think of it.
    By the way did you receive my email?

  12. Simon says:

    I don’t think I did receive your email, TJ

  13. renato says:

    Well, Simon, My message today there is anything about Tibetan language. As you don’t have any kind of subjet in the proposal subjet I would like to know about the construct language Tsulyani. I read this name in a web page, which I don’t know which, but it looks like Tsuyani is a language like Slovio, Folkspraak and Interlingua, a language to make easier the life of people who speak semitic languages as Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Siriac, and maybe Ahmaric. Don’t you have more informations about this language. It looks like a man named M.A.R. Barker who is creating this language.