Utzil in Kiche
"Utzil" (peace, blessing, goodness), "Jamaril" (peace, calm), "Uxlanem" (peace) (n), "Uxlanibal" (peace of mind or of the soul) (n), "K’uxajTz’ininik" (be peaceful) (v), "Q’atal tzij" (justice of the peace) (n) in Kiche spoken in Guatemala (Momostenango (as well as its dependent Aldeas of Canquixaja, Nimsitu, and Panca) and Totonicapan (and its dependent Aldeas of Nimasak and Cerro de Oro).
Kiche —"Utzil" (peace, blessing, goodness)—Guatemala (Momostenango (as well as its dependent Aldeas of Canquixaja, Nimsitu, and Panca) and Totonicapan (and its dependent Aldeas of Nimasak and Cerro de Oro).
Planning Peaceful Children
Children are not usually
associated with peace "utzil"
in Kiche, an indigenous language of Guatemala
children, kids or the ritual name for good things of marriage
is "wuqub utzil wuqub chomal"
"wuqub" mean seven as if seven is the perfect number of children
seven children is "wuqk’al"
it also refers to constelations
the Big Dipper is "wuqüb kaqix"
the Great Bear (Ursa Major) is "wuqüb kaqix"
and a week is "wuqubix apan"
"chi" means to multiply
as in 7 x 7 "wuqüb chi wuqub"
so perhaps "wuqub utzil wuqub"
means 7 children bring
peace, blessings, goodness
Utzil has other meanings as well
"utzil -anima’" is charity
while favor is "utzil" or "toq’ob"
and to keep asking for a favor is "xermij ri utzil"
health is "utzil" or "utzil wächaj"
and "utzirisaj" is heal
the final word in the phrase
"chomal" means plan
as if planning for peace brings seven kinds of peace
for ourselves and children
fatness is "q’onq’otem" or "chomal"
perhaps also abundance
as if a peaceful life is one with plenty
and the most useful finger is the thumb "u-chomal q’abaj"
meeting is "molim ib" or "chomal" or "mulim ib"
and a tree trunk is "chomal che’", "kuta’mil", "che’al" or "kuta’m che’"
as if life is better when we plan to walk in the forest
breathing the oxygen provided by the 7 x 7 trees
"Čik" (calm, quiet) in Eastern Abnaki
"Sαnkewínαkwat" (it appears to be peaceful, tranquil), "Sαnkewítəhαso" (he is tranquil, serene of mind, patient), "Sάnkewte" (it is serene, tranquil, it lies peacefully, still (circumstance, condition or object), "Čik" (calm, quiet), "Áwipən" (it is calm (weather or body of water), "Awípənahte" (it is still, there is a calm, not a leaf stirring), "Awípənihke" (there is a calm, there is an absence of wind), "Awípənihle" (it becomes, turns calm, the wind subsides), "Eməsáwipən" (there is calm over the entire surface of the water), "Nəčíkənəmən" (I quiet it down, calm it, I let it take its course), "Nəčìkənα" (I quiet, calm him), "Nəkiniláwemα" (I allay his fears, I calm, pacify him, I encourage him), "Wəláwipən" (it is pleasantly calm (air, water, wind), "Sαnkewínαkwəso" (he conducts himself properly, leads a conventional life, he is peaceful, law-abiding) in Eastern Abnaki (aaq) or Penobscot.
I quiet it down
I let it take its course
in Eastern Abnaki or Penobscot
a Native American language
The Penawahpskewi tribe
surrendering to the universe
a course laid in
the grace to let it take its course
he conducts himself properly
leads a conventional life
he is peaceful and law-abiding
Finding the peace
in a conventional life
extraordinary each day truly living
following one's path
as life, love and peace
take their course
Peace equated with conventionality
calm with grace
living and loving what is here
What does letting it take its course mean to you? What is "it" in your life, that thing you don't let takes its course that disturbs your peace? What does a conventional life full of peace look like to you?
More memory exercise for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's, dementia and an interest in language.
"This paper is a humanities-based inquiry, applying Huizinga's framework of homo ludens ("man the player") to consider "play" in the context of two participatory arts programs (TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project) for people living with dementia. "Play," according to this Dutch historian, is at the heart of human activity and what gives meaning to life. Despite empirical research on play across the life course, play in dementia care is a relatively new idea. In addition, there is a dearth of reports based on humanistic inquiry which has slightly different goals than the growing body of qualitative and quantitative studies of participatory arts interventions. Play is not used to infantilize and trivialize people living with dementia but as a way to explore potential for expression, meaning-making, and relationship-building in later life. The arts programs were conducted at two residential care facilities, Scharwyerveld and De Beyart, in the Netherlands over 10 weeks. Close readings of the transcripts and notes from the programs resulted in three observations: people learned to play again, there is power in playing together, and play often led to expressions of joy. Overall, the notion of play may be a helpful framework for future research into innovative arts-based approaches to dementia care." - Swinnen, A. and K. de Medeiros (2018). ""Play" and People Living With Dementia: A Humanities-Based Inquiry of TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project." Gerontologist 58(2): 261-269. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28329857
A Piece of Peace
Absence of war or other hostilities.
considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities
A coin a ten-cent piece
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of cake.
Public security and order the peace.
an object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
Wlakamigen in Abenaki (North America)
"Wlakamigen" (peace or make peace), "Wlakamigen oka" (make peace), "Okikiamgenoka" (state of being free from war), "Olakamigenoka", "Kamignokawôgan" or "Kamignoka wôgan" in Abenaki (alg) spoken in the N’dakinna homeland (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick areas), United States and Canada, North America.
Recently a written language again
"kev sib haum xeeb" or "kev tiaj tus"
or "kev thajyeeb nyab xeeb"
is peace in Hmong
sometimes it takes a long word
sometimes a lot of words
to call peace into reality
Thaaj yeeb peace in the Green
or Blue Miao dialect of Hmong
pronounced "tahng ying"
one letter different in white
"thaj yeeb" orally said "tah ying"
or "kev sib haum Zeeb" is peace
sometimes spelled "kev siab tus"
in the White Miao dialect of Hmong
or Hmong Daw at times
"nyob kaj siab lug" is used
peace in the white dialet
A Hmong folktale says
Hmong used to have a written language
important information written down
in a treasured book
the tale explains
cows and rats ate the book
the Hmong language exclusively oral
from that point onwards
Imagine if a cow or a rat ate your only book
what words would you teach your children
with no way to check
the truth of your words
would you make up words and meanings
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Kev sib haum xeeb White Miao dialect of Hmong or Hmong Daw
"Kev sib haum xeeb" (peace), "Kev tiaj tus", "Kev thajyeeb nyab xeeb" or "Ntiaj teb no" in Hmong or Hmoob spoken in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
"Thaaj yeeb" [tahng ying] (peace) in the Green or Blue Miao dialect of Hmong.
"Thaj yeeb" [tah ying], "Kev sib haum zeeb" (peace), "Kev siab tus" or "Nyob kaj siab lug" in the White Miao dialect of Hmong or Hmong Daw at times. White Hmong spoken in Northern Laos, a Hmong-Mien language.
What word for peace would you choose if you made up your own language?
How would you spell "peace" if you had only ever heard the word and never read it?
imagine if a cow or a rat ate your only book
what words would you teach your children
with no way to check the truth of your words
would you make up words and meaning
Make up a language
describe the community that speaks that language
what are the words for
Sometimes it takes more than one word to get the meaning across. It takes a community of peace to write peace in some languages. It is not a bad thing it just takes more people more connections more sounds to call peace into being.
Say the word peace in whatever language you would like as loudly as you can.
Tell someone about your commitment to peace and to health for yourself and others.
When Laws Collide, Mägaya Peace In Yolngu or Yolŋu Australia (Memory Exercises)
one of the first words we learn
a woman in Yirrkala tells
a legal term meaning the state of peace
achieved when laws are in place
If you've ever been down to a lake
or the sea in the morning
it's perfectly flat
that's " mägaya mäwaya "
Law creates that peace
you are protected
everything is "ŋoy-dharraḏa"
at peace calm
and burrmiḏi peaceful
or "mutitj" calm and peaceful
"beḻaŋ" calm and quiet
But when two systems of law
operate in one community
tranquility is not
the new conflicts
with law and order
that's been there
for 40,000 years
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Visualize a body of water at peace. What does the surface look like? What color are the water and the sky? Are there other people or animals around? Is the water moving or completely still?
Does adding a vowel make a language
there is a saying
the difference between a dialect and a language
a language has an army
Is "pokój" peace in Polish
so different from
"pokoju" peace in Silesian
with it's extra vowel sound
No one agrees whether
Silesian is a dialect of Polish
or a separate language
influenced by Polish and German
"Pokój" is also peace in Upper Sorbian
or the Wendish spoken in Germany
and in Slovak uttered in Slovakia
same words different languages
And then there is an extra consonant
"spokoj" peace in Bosnian
which most agree
is a different language
Pokoju in Silesian (Poland)
"Pokoju" (peace) in Silesian spoken in Poland (Silesian Voivodeship, Opole Voivodeship) and Czech Republic (Moravia–Silesia, Jeseník).
"Pokój" (peace) in Upper Sorbian (Wendish) spoken in Germany
"Pokój" (peace) in Polish spoken in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
"Pokój" (peace) in Slovak spoken in Slovakia.
"Spokoj" (peace) in Bosnian spoken in Bosnia.
Poem by Kimberly Burnham on Poemhunter
Caribbean mother's sang to their babies
angry merchants shouted
tribesman negotiated in so many
different now forgotten languages
obscured by the words rolling off
the tongues of
French traders and Dutch merchants
Spanish now voiced by the most
on the largest
Cuba and Dominican Republic
where men and women discuss Paz
Peace in English the state language of many
Barbados, British Virgin Islands,
Cayman Islands, Dominica,
Jamaica and all the Saints,
sharing Puerto Rico with Spanish
On the compass points peace in European
languages standing strong in the Caribbean
Spanish pas to the West and Central
English peace to the North and East
French paix sharing the East and Central
Dutch vrede to the South
Mother's chant paix to their babies in Haiti,
Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St. Martin.
Vrede in Dutch full of good intentions in
Curacao, St Maarten and tiny islands
Indigenous languages buried deep
some pushing up expanding
a few lay dying
several birthing a new
Note: Mir or Мир or Mip (peace) in Russian and Russian influenced languages spoken in Russia (Europe & Asia), Ukraine, Serbia, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Gerogia, Central Asia, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and beyond.
Mir Peace, A Word Study In Humanity's Connections
Poem by Kimberly Burnham on Poemhunter
Disguised in Cyrilic
unfamiliar Russian letters
мир mir mip means peace
as Russia and the Ukraine
struggle against each
the same word waiting between
Ancient records evidence
mir peace in Serbia dances
across the page dressed in a Cyrillic alphabet
Roman letters marching to the same beat as English
Arabic script flowing peace from right to left
Mir peace in the Czech Republic
words of peace in Bulgaria
Montenegro and Macedonia
Bulgarian mir spoken in hope-filled tones
in Bulgaria TurkeyRomania
Russian mir given voice in so many lands
Moldova Belarus Estonia
Georgia and Central Asia
mir to all in these lands
In Croatia mir written in Roman letters
familiar to a Westerner
words still in Croatian and Czech
again mir in Slovene
peace moves on an out breath
in Slovenia Austria and Italy
mir peace borrowed by the Portuguese
Mir a common Muslim family name
in Pakistan Bangladesh and India
a short form of Arabic's Amir prince
Hebrews' Amir exalted summit of a tree
while old Polish personal names miron
hold fast to the elements of peace quiet esteem
Miron or myron from myrrh
a fragrant resin incense perfume
wafts over the land
lubomir loves peace in Polish
miroslav a peace celebration
casimir the Polish bringer of peace
miro medieval personal names
of Germanic origin border on
the French variant of mire
all the while
zamir for peace in slavonic
resembles a common male Muslim name
heart or conscience
Russion мир also means world
the perspective of a village
nestled in a beautiful countryside
local people live in communal proximity
sharing limited resources
heat in harsh winters
exclusion from the mir
almost certain death
Mir the name of a space station
peacefully floating in the air we all breath
over a land we share
"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful) or "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent) in !Ora, a language spoken in South Africa
ǂxãĩ-b in !Ora (South Africa)
"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful) or "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent) in !Ora, an extinct South African language. It is one of three branches of the Southern African Khoisan languages. Two main varieties have been distinguished: the first includes the extinct South African languages !Ora and Gri.
!Ora is a language with clicks. [ ǂ ], [ ʃ ], older variant, the double-barred esh [ ʄ ] represents a palatal click. The palatal or palato-alveolar clicks are a family of click consonants found in African languages. The tongue is nearly flat, and is pulled back rather than down.
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