How Do You Know A Calm Kalanga?
The Kalanga or Bakalanga people
for a thousand years have lived in Western Zimbabwe
and Eastern Botswana
mining gold and copper
trading with others
"Wila-zwilopa" means to be calm
the word also describes ways of being calm
you know we are calm by the down to earth attitude
and speak in low tones
Kalanga (kck), Bakalanga—"Wila-zwilopa" (be calm; down to earth attitude; speak in low tones), "Tundubadza" (cause to calm down; cause a pain to subside for a while), "Tundubala" (quieten down or subside for a while, as of pain)—Western Zimbabwe and Eastern Botswana.
The Indonesian Peace Cure
"Nompakabelo" means to make peace
but also to cure or to fix
in Kaili Ledo spoken in Sulawesi
an Indonesian peace cure
find the peace
cure and fix
Wolof—"Jàmm" (peace), "Jam" (peace), "Jaama" (peace), "Djam" (peace), "Diam" (peace), "Jàmm rekk" (peace only), "Jaama rek" (peace only), "Sa yaram jaama?" (is your body in peace, how is your health), "Maaleekumsalaam" (peace on to you), "Maaleekusalaam" (peace return to you) —West Africa, Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania.
Jaama Colorful Peacock Peace In Wolof
Peace is found
between the pages
of a book
Wollof - English Dictionary
Spoken in Gambia
words of peace "jaama"
"jaam" slave and "jaamba"
for opium marijuana and jaambaat
As if peace can be found
in freedom from slavery
drugs and expressing one's views
in the English section peace
found between payment "pey"
and peacock "jambajoob"
As if money can buy peace
or perhaps sharing and equitable division of money
and respect and appreciation
of natural beauty
at a public park open to all
fanned out in a courtship
"Jàmm Nga am"
do you have peace in Wolof
spoken in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania
peace be with you
"Naka yaram wi"
is your body in peace
peace return to you
"Jamm ak jamm"
peace and peace
J is for Peace in Wolof
B is for Bég to be happy
C is for Caabi key
D is for Diamengam peace on you
F is for Fo to play
J is for Jàmm peace
K is for Kaye notebook
L is for Lekk to eat
M is for Mbaa sa yaram jaam may your body rest
N is for Noppi to be calm or quiet
Ñ is for Ñaata How much or how many
Ŋ is for Ŋaaŋ to open the mouth
P is for Pappa father
R is for Rakk younger sibling
S is for Salamalekum peace be with you
T is for Teg to put
W is for Wolof spoken in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania in West Africa
X is for Xiif to be hungry
Q This is more guttural sounds like x as in Qonq red
Y is for Yellow Yoo mosquito
a-aa-à as in father or jàmm peace
e-ee as in say lekk to eat
é-éé as in fake génn to go out
ë-ëë as in church tëdd To lay down
i-ii as in beat tijji To open
o-oo as in lock bor Debt
ó-óó as in boat tòx To smoke
u-uu as in good dugg To enter
"We co-designed and piloted 'Festival in a Box', an outreach programme to enable socially isolated people with dementia to engage with and enjoy cultural activities in their homes. It comprised 3-4 weekly home visits, each led by a professional artist to create art works using materials brought in 'the box'. Activities included music, poetry, pottery, crafts and photography. We qualitatively interviewed 13 participants (6 people with dementia, 4 artists, 3 befrienders). Six participants with dementia completed, enjoyed and engaged with the planned visits. Main themes were: engagement, reflection on value of previous cultural activities, precariousness and isolation in current neighbourhood and the importance of a voice and being heard. Befrienders reported their preconceptions of what participants could do were challenged. Artists reported shifts in their preconceptions about dementia and the influence of the project on their professional practice. We propose that the 'Festival in a Box' pilot study suggests a means through which community arts festivals could work with socially isolated people with dementia to contribute to the creation of 'Dementia Friendly Communities'. A larger-scale pilot study is now needed to develop this hypothesis."
—Eades, M., K. Lord, et al. (2018). "'Festival in a Box': Development and qualitative evaluation of an outreach programme to engage socially isolated people with dementia." Dementia (London) 17(7): 896-908. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27466377
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Alaafia in Yoruba (Nigeria)
"Àlàáfíà" (peace, sound health or well-being), "Ìrèlè" (peace), "Itunu" (peace of mind), "Ifaiya" (alignment, as being aligned with one's destiny or ultimate purpose in life), "Ifaiya bale" (peace, the practice of peaceful volition and absolute non-violence) in Yoruba (yor), Yorùbá or Youruba spoken in Nigeria, Benin, Togo (West Africa).
From the Tongue to Ultimate Purpose in Yoruba (Nigeria)
We have a saying in Yoruba spoken in Nigeria
"In order to bring about peace,
first bring peace to your tongue"
There is peace "àlàáfíà" and "ìrèlè"
and other Yoruba words
explain the concept of peace
"idera" or comfort
"itunu" peace of mind
"itelorun" conveys contentment
"ifokanbale" as the mind rests in a place without worry
"àlàáfíà" translated peace as well as sound health or well-being
and a beautiful word "ifaiya bale" succinctly mulling over
the practice of peaceful volition and absolute non-violence
integrated into this gentle peaceful word
"ifaiya" is alignment as in being aligned with one's destiny
or ultimate purpose in life
as if only through peace
we each attain purpose in our life
Notice the relationship today between the things you say and your sense of accomplishment.
Peace Word of the Day
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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
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