Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Differences of TERMS

i do not know whether i have chosen a topic easily described. Soul sole piece peace; these terms are totally different to each other. 

During a recent conversation between me and Mr. Ranganathan, he shared a dialogue from a play written by Shakespear 

The dialogue is between Napoleon (?) and a Shoe Mender ,I do not know whether i have written the exact dialogue though 

Napolean: " What are you doing" ?

The Shoe Mender: I am mending a sole

Napolean: Mending Soul?


He asked me whether i can translate the above dialogue in to Sinhalese  language

i didn't really do the research yet, to find a pair of suitable, Proper term in Sinhala but i am certain that i will be able to search a better set of words for that.

The conversation between me and Mr. Ranganathan was based on something similar  

anyhow i thought it is good to use above dialogue to share my views on the topic i chose today, ' The appropriateness of the terms we use' in our dialogues 
 
i am wondering whether we will be able to find any youngsters who are using the term peace without mixing it with the term piece in the near future 

it is not that they do not really know the meanings of the terms they use, they sometimes know better than the adults. They learn these at Schools, Universities; 'the right usage of words', appropriateness of the words ( i am referring it to the the youngsters) with regard to what we discuss, what we explain 

They very well understand the term 'piece' i am sure, because some use 'piece' ( kaella /
lE,a,) to describe 'a female' or 'a girl' for instance. Actually they use it for girls who looks glamorous in their appearances, to show how much they appreciate it. but when you find that 'the term' peace' is hardly use by the people around them and specially when they use the term 'revenge' for instance 'what is the term they remember well'

Piece of paper is something vital than a piece of mango, depending on the need of the person though

A piece of paper you find binned after using may carry some useful information or vitamin facts of mangoes or an article about nutritional values of mangoes relating it to health factors

What do you think of the following dialogue between a boy and an old person ?


The boy: Hey! Man what are you searching for looking around here and there?
The older Person :  I am looking for Peace

The Boy: ha ha ha ha looking for a piece ? When did you last see her?

The Older Person: i do not know the femininity of what i am looking for young man, all what i am searching for is something immaterial yet 'lost'

The boy: Lost?

The older Person: Oh! yes 'lost' meaning 'what i am looking for here is something that cannot be seen among our own people' thought 'won'

The boy; The reasons for your 'saying'

The older Person: The Reasons 'young man' some  got confused of the meanings of some words we learned since childhood

the Boy : Can you give any example

The Older Man: Yes why not

Toilet is different from the set of words ' to let'
Piece is different from Peace
Order is different to odour

i believe that above sentences i used in this essay in order to explain what i want, provide us some space to think about 'whether we are using the right term in right place'

for me 'Change' or difference is not just terms that has some letters of the alphabets of our own

Although 'change' or 'difference' is not always the the abilities of a person who knows how to use a  term in an appropriate manner 'i say it is highly essential' and useful, specially if you are a person who deals with 'public', as a public figure. 

if you use an original term for a different reason, purpose, to describe something indirectly, you should , similalry know how does something like that affect you, the public, or the group you are involved with. Perhaps, that is what you believe or think is right but there are differences between what public think is right and what you think is right, sometimes. 

How you use your language shows how you have 'changed' over years, or over months, dear 'gentleman', gentlemen

Changing a toilet won't help if you think of changing your self, i suggest try to change within, within the content of what you believe, in vision or in your mission 

what is the point in trying to show you have changed if the others really cannot see it or not visible

what ever change you are talking about is not always equal to 'real differences' 

Take language uses for instance. Specially when you use your language in public the public can weigh the change or the differences you are talking about.

if you are a public figure, if you are using a public tool to address or share your views with others, you need to remember that you are not addressing a single person 

when you use public media, keep that in your mind, please. people don't always admire what ever the public figures say though they are the responsible people whom they selected using their votes

The Public = People watching you or listening to you sometimes thinking that 'toilet is toilet' 'to let' is 'to let' but when you suddenly change the words you use then they know and very well understand that 'some back stabbing is going on'

do not fool the people

if any person have anything personal to discuss talk to them personally but 'never ever use public media to 'insult' a singular person even via the words you use

i can explain things any further but let me think of how to write it in a different way not the way that you think it or take it. 

The change that i understand is ' not to change idiotically just because i need a change 

the difference between me and some others is ' i do not change for 'gainings'. i do not change myself thinking of gaining anything betraying a person/ people who trust you

first, try to change yourself by respecting individuals you know or do not know by not using insulting language 

Take care !




 










   

 

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