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John Mk2

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What Language ?
« on: February 07, 2011, 04:26:27 PM »

Any Ideas ? Chinese/Japanese ?
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 04:33:58 PM »

Too small to see!
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John Mk2

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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 04:35:39 PM »

I Know  >:-o >:-o
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 04:35:55 PM »

Yes, it looks chinese/japanese. But it's too small to distinguish the difference...

Here it is blown up a bit...



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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 04:45:45 PM »

I think we have a moderator that might be able to tell. %)  What is the object ?
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John Mk2

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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 04:48:41 PM »

Some sort of Eh Smoking pipe  :-) Will try a new Pic.
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 04:58:19 PM »

Try This !
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 05:09:19 PM »

Hmmm, looks like it might take you to "The Inn of the Seventh Happiness" with the right ammunition %%
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 05:38:37 PM »

Japanese rendition of
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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davidm1945

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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 05:43:00 PM »


A rough translation is :- "Light blue touch paper and stand WELL clear" !!

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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 06:22:57 PM »

Probably some of Confucius' better sayings.
Possibly health advice in verse form  -
"Roses are red,
 Violets are blue,
 Do not look up while smoking me
 Because the sludge tastes really horrible"
Loosely translated, of course, and it may have lost something in translation.
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 02:27:11 AM »

It is a pipe that is bodged together in a manner that only Chinese peasants seem to find acceptable.

The script is Chinese, but these not 'Simplified Chinese' characters. As such it could be Hong Kong or Macau (perhaps parts of Guangdong) of any date up to the present.
Or it could be from mainland China before (and for some lower educated after)  Simplified Chinese was adopted in the 1950s and 60s.

The inscription is probably a poem, only a few characters can be made out, one of them being 'moon', another 'sky/heaven'. But a poem on a pipe is common.
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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 03:04:49 AM »

A rough translation is :- "Light blue touch paper and stand WELL clear" !!

Dave

Or,

Him who smokee him be confusess
 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
But it definetly is not all Greek  8) 8) 8)
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John Mk2

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Re: What Language ?
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 07:25:48 AM »

Thanks a lot Guys  :-)) I will try to dig a bit deeper  ok2 Will take bigger pictures & show them to a few take away staff ect. As there is a lot more engravings i have found hidden away on it  :-)
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