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|Subject:||What language is this?|
What language is this and what does this phrase mean? If you don't
know, how would I go about finding the answer to my questions?
I'm hoping one of my colleagues will have an answer. I am stumped.
My best guess is that It could be a Middle Eastern script or an Indic one (i.e. South
Asian or Southeast Asian). I have a suspicion that it is using vowel marks... but it's not
One place to look at different scripts is Omniglot - http://www.omniglot.com
However, this tattoo may be a very calligraphic style.
I do have to add that non-Western script tattoos are notorious for being inaccurate.
There are blogs devoted to mistranslated tattoos.
If this is an interest in getting a tattoo, I would recommend looking at information
about non-Western calligraphic styles and seeing what designs are available. The
translations are likely to be more accurate.
Ideally, you would want to check with a native speaker also, or at least Wikipedia.
Sincerely hope this helps.
|Reply From:||Elizabeth J Pyatt click here to access email|