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nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:51 pm

What do you interpret this to mean in English: nīla aggi

Plain and/or simple?!

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 pm

blue fire ?

In what context was it used?
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:30 pm

My own - although fire translated as flame . . . close enough.

Do you have other context on this?

I find the idea of bue in Pali interesting in that it seems to come from darkness. Is there another conception of blue (not a value judgement, just observation).

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:12 pm

This is true from what I have seen too. For example, nīla is used to describe the "dark" complexion of Moggallana and Uppalavanna.

Uppalavanna is described as having the "hue of a blue lotus" and having dark complexion.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:53 pm

interesting thanks!
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:58 pm

I use the Chrome plugin from this site for Pali: http://pali.sirimangalo.org/

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:50 pm

I'll look into this tks.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:39 pm

:idea:

Now, curious, how to render in Pali script(s)?

Pointers appreciated.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:52 pm



Thanks. What became, or is the most widely used?

I can't run an .exe, will poke around links a bit more.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:37 pm

Dmytro wrote:The earliest Pali inscriptions were made in Brahmi script.

Can get fonts but not converter. Links don't work properly, or dead on linked pages.

How to manually convert, and tables anywhere?
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Dmytro » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:59 am

All the links work. To get the converter, you have to click again on the page that opens.

Tables:
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/brahmi.htm
http://www.ancientscripts.com/brahmi.html
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Dmytro » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 am

Inoshi wrote:What became, or is the most widely used?


Various scripts are used in various countries.
See:
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali1.htm
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:34 pm

Dmytro wrote:All the links work. To get the converter, you have to click again on the page that opens.

Tables:
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/brahmi.htm
http://www.ancientscripts.com/brahmi.html

Ah yes, I'm mistaken, regarding previous posts, not directly quoted, some sublinks only. When I click on the converter url (https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscript/) it downloads an html file on my computer, that when I open contains two urls that have been scripted to find another file on my computer, which doesn't exist (maybe the Lipi?).

http://www.nibbanam.com/Brahmi/brahmi.htm opens, informative with dead sublinks.

This https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscr ... miLipi.zip provides a download link to Lipi which once unpacked has a folder of files that are not apparently executable on a Mac. It looks like if it may be an .exe I may not be able to run it, as also the .net framework is not supported on Mac.

Thanks for looking into this. I think I just need to manually compare for now, unless somebody is sure about running the Lipi on a Mac.

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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:58 pm

Dmytro wrote:
Inoshi wrote:What became, or is the most widely used?


Various scripts are used in various countries.
See:
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali1.htm

Good stuff! Thanks for all the links Dmytro. Not as simple as I would've thought.
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Re: nīla aggi

Postby Inoshi » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:41 pm

It appears that aggi would be agni in Sinhalese.
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