Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
uhh....Asians use symbols for whole words in a lot of their language .
That is why Chinese ( I believe Mandarin ) has over 3,000 individual characters.
That is like you reading a chinese childrens book and saying it is fake because none of them repeat. All along not knowing that there are an
additional 2,000 + symbols you have yet to discover.
You must have misunderstood my post.
Secondly, we are talking about ANCIENT Chinese, which is not the same as current Mandarin, which is a far more advanced form of writing than Oracle
bones or Lesser Seal Chinese.
I'm fairly well versed in etymology with a specialized "interest" in ancient languages. I've seen many, and the first thing I noticed was that the
stone tablet is not even remotely current. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a pre-AD language, but none that I was familiar with. There are plenty
of languages that I'm not familiar with, I'll admit that... but many more that I am.
All forms of ancient languages started with pictographs - shapes and pictures to represent what they were trying to convey. Most of the time, they
match the object, like a sun or a moon or an eye, etc. As they became more advanced, they reduced pictures to words and letters. With me so far?
That tablet is NOT a pictograph. It is somewhere halfway between pictographic and phonetic. So, if you're still with me, I apply a little bit of
common sense. The claim is that they are the 10 commandments, which have repeating words all throughout. By that logic, you would expect to see SOME
repeating symbols, even if it's just one. NOPE.
Taking this one step further, he throws in Sumerian into the mix. Have you ever looked at Sumerian? That tablet is definitely not it. It is also not
Babylonian, Akkadian, from Ur, Mesopotamia, or Egypt. Those are pretty easy to rule out right away. Being that he is Japanese, that leaves only 3
languages that make sense to suggest are in the tablet. Those are ANCIENT (since he says the tablet is 5000 years old) Chinese, Japanese (which comes
from Chinese) and Korean (which has some controversy of its own, for another time). You could also check Sanskrit and will find that it doesn't match
either, so that rules out Indonesian connections. (even though there is debate of its link to the Chinese)
Still with me? So... what we're REALLY left with here is ANCIENT Chinese and Japanese because the Korean language looks very different from the
Now... with those, you can look in any article or book on ancient Chinese and Japanese and see that it more closely matches Chinese, specifically to
the Lesser Seal period. There are not 2000+ symbols at this time, far less. A few of them match very closely to ones in the tablet, which I've
already pointed out, and which lends credibility to the story.
Hope that makes better sense and gives you context to how I arrived to my conclusion on my uhhhhhhh.... silly logic.