Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pretty Kathmandu...

Blind Bats in God's Caves
Hang Upside Down on a Rocky Ceiling
The Stream runs down below, constant
They wake up always to total darkness.
Move around, Do what is expected.
and go back to sleep before the sky turns blue.

Before Dawn, Birds are outside
Sweet Morning Air, heavy midday work, and tiring evening...
The Stream ripples through pointy stones- and they drink from it.
They Play, they mate, and conjugate.
Form a fantasy and Work late, and go home to slumber in sorrows.
Every Night Before sleeping, they hum the same tunes:
" Pretty Kathmandu, How I wish I was Born Again to A God's life"

A Beehive.
The stream takes a turn
The Bees always miserly.
Work in teams, Organize, share the work
Dance, communicate,make honey.
Ensure Enough Supplies in the winter.
Every Morning, before dawn, the hymn:
"Pretty Kathmandu- I don't want to break a smile to another fiend again".

Always, Rich and Glory to the Vultures.
the stream is a beautiful waterfall
Vultures fly around in circles
they feed, they kill, have made fear their primary arsenal.
Vultures- Respected, by everyone
SO they smile.
Smile in front of millions, and preach.
Preach the route of "fear":
"Pretty Kathmandu- self survival, and mass brainwash"

Pretty Kathmandu
Where Hopes Bleeds Blue.
NO one is ALONE... everyone is LONELY.
Trapped in routines, Ambition, fantasy, hope, motive, birth, death.
Trapped in Life.

Crowing towards sunrise
crowing back home at dusk.
Living each life, their own way
Everyone believes their way is right.

But, When everyone is right... no one IS.

("Pretty Kathmandu" Phrase courtesy: Bigyan Raj Gyawali)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mind your language... and Lay it on them

आपत्तिजनक तथा अभद्र भाषा: When we informally learn a language, I don't think we start with A, B, C, D. We go straight to the cursing words. I grew up with a lot of Newars. And I have learned nothing but "Haku", "Kicha" and "Maka" (काले, कुकुर, बाँदर)... and a lot more nastier words.

If you watched "into the Wild", you will remember this phrase, " Call everything by its right name". The thing is.. we have to know what we are talking about.

I would like to take that concept and merge it into cursing. Everyone Curses. It may be a small साले or a huge "F#(k". But its a nice way to lash out something building inside you. And guys cannot survive without cursing. That's our signature. But you don't do it every time. You don't curse in front of your boss or your parents.

But talking about people and derogating them (backbiting) is an accepted pass time when two people or more meet up.

I read a blog from this girl once who said there is too much cursing in Australian trains. She was urging like "Broharu" ट्रेनमा मुख नछाड्नु न ल?

I don't support that either. Hardcore curses may sound beautiful in "Twaake Production". Or even television or internet because they are more for a private viewing in your homes. When you have locked your doors. But never in public place. You cannot use hardcore curse in public.

That's a rule, but... its meant to be broken. There are some softer versions of Curses which are very derogative but... they're accepted.

Something like : Kaaai.

१. सिमसार वा रुखमा उम्रने हरियो मासिनु झ्याउ; पानी झ्याउ
२. दाँत वा जिब्रोमा लाग्ने सेतो गन्हाउने लेउ
३. बिरामी पर्दा हत्केला, पैतला,आदिमा देखा पर्ने कालो मयल
४. सफा नगर्दा योनिमा जम्ने मयल
५. ढुड्गा, माटो आदिमा लाग्ने चिप्लो वस्तु;
६. काठ, धातु आदिका भाँडाभित्र जम्ने मयल;

You have to be careful though. You want to curse, but you should always call everything by its right name. It was 2nd year Media studies I guess we had a course on "Globalization". There was this huge chapter about "cultural colonization"- Rule the smaller cultures by disseminating ones language. Eg: English is the global language.

Some of the words are quite famous:
Psycho: Victim of sever mental or emotional distraction.

Everyone uses it.

And some of the more famous words... may have a Nepali word which may not be related...
There is a Nepali word called :फोगिन

फोगिन : माग्ने कामबाट जीवन धान्ने

People say that's what Indians have been trying to do to Nepal. Indians are trying to make Nepal their Cultural colony. There are some Indian words, which have a completely different meaning in Nepali. But we use the Indian words because we are more accustomed to it. And besides, Nepali words have come off Sanskrit, Arabian, English etc. But there is always "Calling everything by its right name".

The Indian version of Psycho is probably "भेजा" . But, The Nepali word "भेजा" has a completely different meaning.

१. चिठी आदि पठाउने; प्रेषक
२. गुठी वा यस्तै धार्मिक कृत्यमा सामूहिक रूपले घर घर बाट उठाइने सिधा, दक्षिणा आदि।

Another word is more common but very much mis interpreted : छक्का

१. छ दोबर, छ गुना; छक्के
२. सोह्र वा आठ कौडाले खेलिने जुवाको एक ढाउ

My point, If you have a Nepali version of the word, why not use it.

नपुंसक; हिँजडा। स्त्री. षण्डा

There are more interesting words in Nepali. Which are common. But sound so crude. I am comparing बोको and स्त्रीलम्पट: both of them sort of mean the same in Spoken language. Call someone a बोका first and then a स्त्रीलम्पट and look at their face change colors. Its more effective. And more derogative.

बाख्रीको भाले; नसुमरेको पाठो;

स्वास्नी वा स्वास्नीमानिस भनेपछि मरिमेट्ने; बढूता स्त्रीप्रसड्ग गर्ने, कामुक।

There are common words too. But if you see it in the meaning level, just the same... very derogative.

लठेप्रो पाराको; ग्वाँगे, लाटो। ग्वाच (modernized)

कसैले बोलेको कुरा हास्यात्मक रीतिबाट काट्ने उल्क्याहा व्यक्ति

१. साग र कन्द दुबै पकाएर वा काँचै खाईने शाकजातीय एक उदभिद बनस्पति।
२. बेकम्मा; रद्दी (लक्षणिक अर्थमा)

१. गधाको बच्चा
२. कसैलाई गालीका रूपमा मानिने शब्द।
३. दुष्ट; दुर्जन
४. नीच; तुच्छ

१. भातका भरमा अर्काको काम गरी जीवन बिताउने भतुवा
२. कुनै काम, ईलम नगरी बसेर मत्र खाने; भातमारा

There are some traditional curses that sound "so Natural". And they're not regarded as Hardcore. Very helpful to get people depressed.

१. घाँटीमा गाँड निस्किएको गाँड भएको; गँडोहो।
२. नमिल्दो स्वभावको, असुहाउँदिलो अस्वभाविक
३. मिलनसार नभएको; गाँडू
४. कामै नलाग्ने हलम्बू; लट्ठक: गाँडो

१. बुध्दिसुध्दि नभएको बल; मढपेलाई; जबर्जस्ती
२. मुर्खता; मुर्ख्याईँ

१. मुर्दा; लास; शव
२. लोग्नेमानिसलाई गाली गर्दा वा भित्र माया भए तापनि बाहिर रिस देखाउँदा प्रयोग गरिने शब्द । स्त्री. मोरी।

पुच्छर नभएको; ठूटे ।
२. एकोहोरो; हठी ; जिद्दीवाल।
३. गाली गर्दा प्रयोग गरिने शब्द

१. नाकका प्वालभित्र उम्रने रौँ
२. कसैलाई हेला, घृणा वा तिरस्कार गर्दा भनिने शब्द; कसैलाई होच्याउन भनिने शब्द
३. तुच्छ; नीच; जाबो; पमर

१. फट्याईँ गर्दै हिँड्ने व्यक्ति; उल्लू मानिस
२. खराब आचरण गर्ने छोरो; कपूत; कुपुत्र

१. खसेको; झरेको; गिरेको
२. जाति; धर्म आदिबाट च्यूत भएको
३. आचारभ्रष्ट चरित्र भष्ट
४. माहापापी; पातकी
५. नीच

१. जथाबावी खाने; हन्तकाली
२. फोहोरी; असभ्य्; जड्गली।

For any language, the dictionary is the dirtiest book there is. And the above words are only random samples Nepali Dictionary. But its a nice book. Really nice. You'll feel proud of the dictionary's weight and richness of Nepali Language.

Use it.. enhance your dirty vocabulary. And ... Lay it out on them.