The foreigners can never get a handle of English -- cant blame them.
Actual signs posted in foreign countries as reported by tourists...
• ZURICH HOTEL
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
• NORWAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Ladies are requested not to have children at the bar.
• MOSCOW HOTEL
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists and writers are buried daily except Thursday.
• BUCHAREST HOTEL
The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.
• HONG KONG TAILOR
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
• BUDAPEST ZOO
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.
• COPENHAGEN AIRLINE OFFICE
We will take your bags and send them in all directions.
• SWEDISH FURRIER
Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin.
• POLISH MENU
Roasted duck let loose and beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.
• SWISS EATERY
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
• HONK KONG DENTIST
Teeth extracted by the latest methodists.
• PARIS SHOP
Dresses for street walking.
• RHODES TAILOR
Order summer suits early. In a big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.
• BANGKOK DRY CLEANER
Drop your trousers here for best results.
• ROME LAUNDRY
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.
• PARIS HOTEL
Please leave your values at the front desk.
• JAPANESE HOTEL
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
Check out the different meanings of the English word SET. You can hardly call English a precise language.
1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet.
3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new workers.
4. to put into some condition: to set a house on fire.
5. to put or apply: to set fire to a house.
6. to put in the proper position: to set a chair back on its feet.
7. to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use: to set a trap.
8. to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table): to set the table for dinner.
9. to place (the hair, esp. when wet) on rollers, in clips, or the like, so that the hair will assume a particular style.
10. to put (a price or value) upon something: He set $7500 as the right amount for the car. The teacher sets a high value on neatness.
11. to fix the value of at a certain amount or rate; value: He set the car at $500. She sets neatness at a high value.
12. to post, station, or appoint for the purpose of performing some duty: to set spies on a person.
13. to determine or fix definitely: to set a time limit.
14. to resolve or decide upon: to set a wedding date.
15. to cause to pass into a given state or condition: to set one's mind at rest; to set a prisoner free.
16. to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully: to set one's mind to a task.
17. to present as a model; place before others as a standard: to set a good example.
18. to establish for others to follow: to set a fast pace.
19. to prescribe or assign, as a task.
20. to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.
21. to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) according to a certain standard: I always set my watch by the clock in the library.
22. to adjust (a timer, alarm of a clock, etc.) so as to sound when desired: He set the alarm for seven o'clock.
23. to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.
24. to ornament or stud with gems or the like: a bracelet set with pearls.
25. to cause to sit; seat: to set a child in a highchair.
26. to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.
27. to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.
28. to place or plant firmly: to set a flagpole in concrete.
29. to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face, muscles, etc.
30. to fix at a given point or calibration: to set the dial on an oven; to set a micrometer.
31. to tighten (often fol. by up): to set nuts well up.
32. to cause to take a particular direction: to set one's course to the south.
33. Surgery. to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.
34. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.
a. to fit, as words to music.
b. to arrange for musical performance.
c. to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.
a. to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.
b. to prepare (a scene) for dramatic performance.
37. Nautical. to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.
a. to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.
b. to put together types corresponding to (copy); compose in type: to set an article.
39. Baking. to put aside (a substance to which yeast has been added) in order that it may rise.
40. to change into curd: to set milk with rennet.
41. to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.
42. to urge, goad, or encourage to attack: to set the hounds on a trespasser.
43. Bridge. to cause (the opposing partnership or their contract) to fall short: We set them two tricks at four spades. Only perfect defense could set four spades.
44. to affix or apply, as by stamping: The king set his seal to the decree.
45. to fix or engage (a fishhook) firmly into the jaws of a fish by pulling hard on the line once the fish has taken the bait.
46. to sharpen or put a keen edge on (a blade, knife, razor, etc.) by honing or grinding.
47. to fix the length, width, and shape of (yarn, fabric, etc.).
48. Carpentry. to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.
49. to bend or form to the proper shape, as a saw tooth or a spring.
50. to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward from the blade alternately on both sides in order to make a cut wider than the blade itself.
Now let us go to the ancient Indian language SANSKRIT-- which is the oldest language in the world , with the most immense vocabulary, clear speech, perfect pronunciation, accurate expression and politeness.
Since Panini wrote the adaptable Sankrit grammar 7500 years ago, there has been NO changes, it is that perfect-- the work of a genius!!
Rig veda was written in 5000 BC in Sanskrit.
The Sanskrit language came from the 12 strand DNA of Vedic seers , with king size pineal glands who inhabited the banks of the river Saraswati from 9000 BC till it dried up in 4000 BC, due to tectonic shifts blocking the himalayan glacier source -- The Saraswati elite then migrated all over even to Europe and Russia. This is why European languages have Sanskrit similarities.
Sanskrit has a construct like geometry in cymatics and can be digitalised. IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE CONSCIOUS COMPUTERS IF THIS LANGUAGE IS ADAPTED TO COMPUTERS. It can be adapted to Backus-Naur Form grammar that is used to describe modern programming languages today. The 12 strand Vedic Maharishis had beautiful FRACTAL MINDS, and could see even numerical problems as fractals
There is no communication every year , like for English " the following new words have been added to the Oxford English dictonary in the year 2009". Sanskrit has no meanings by connotations and hence cannot age. It has perfect morphology that leaves no room for error.
NASA had declared that sanskrit is the only unambiguous spoken language on the planet. Its alphabets are impeccably arranged. There are no proper nouns in Sanskrit. Every single Sanskrit word has a meaning built into the word itself.
The principles of sound harmonics working precisely and consistently through the entire language, from the basic four sounds through thousands of words and their variations. The way words unfold from their seed forms is amazing. The mathematical precision throughout the language and give it its extraordinary power .
There is a direct link between the sound and signs,it is phonetic. The writing of Sanskrit language is based on the sound of the spoken form. Sanskrit has no spelling, nor there are any silent letters . There is logic in its sound system, and a natural continuity in its word-making as well as sentence-making. Sanskrit sentence structure is flexible--to hell with syntax. The order of words in a sentence does not matter.
Sanskrit has three genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter), three numbers (singular, dual, and plural), and eight cases (nominative, accusative, instrumental, dative, ablative, genitive, locative, and vocative), although only in the singular of the most common declension does a noun show different forms for each case. Adjectives are inflected to agree with nouns. Verbs are inflected for tense, mode, voice, number, and person.
There is a vibration or resonance in the sounds of Sanskrit and hence is the choice language for mantras.( CYMATICS )
Once in a Korean drydock , one of my naughty officers took the written work sheet of a foreman , and using the same pen added a few strokes here and there to the prose . The same foreman when he came back ,could not make out what he himself wrote a few minutes ago.
BOTTOM LINE IN ENGLISH:
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts
But when I wind up this piece it ends?
--- to hell with the ridiculous spelling bee contest -- a wart counting competition would be better. Only stupid languages have spelling.
Sir William Jones, British Orientalist: “The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either.”
BELOW VIDEO--7000 YEAR OLD VEDIC SANSKRIT CHANTS- PEACE AND GRACE!
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL