Let me give you a moment to get over the above image. I understand that it can be quite (ahem) disturbing…
And here’s the shocker that you’re not going to believe: None of the above 2 figures are actually me! Yep, not even the one on the right…
(I’ll give you another moment to get over this last bombshell)…
Now folks, some of you may have seen my highly coded teaser about what I was going to write about next. The smartest amongst you may have even guessed what it was.
Well, no more super secret ‘mystery’. It’s Parts of the Body in Sinhala. And you’ll soon see why this might be one of my favorite posts ever… Has something to do with a little munchkin who stopped by my office.
Special Thanks To My Nephew, Shakeel!
Here’s why I really enjoyed doing this post!
This is Shakeel, my 12-year old rugby-playing multi-talented nephew who agreed to help me out with the recording. You’ll see that he does a much better job than I’ve ever done.
(BTW, there’s a reason why I shamelessly suck up to this guy so much. You see, he’s my “insurance poilicy”. If I end up never having children, I’ll need someone like him to drive me around in my old age. It’s a shrewd long-term plan…)
I should also thank his mom (my cousin) for letting me use her son’s voice on my blog. Let’s just hope she’s not expecting any royalties from me…
Oh, and if you think taking this photo was a simple affair, wait till you see the bonus section at the end of this post…
But that’s for later. Let’s now start the Sinhala learning part…
“Zoning” The Body in Sinhala
Here’s how I’ve structure this post.
I’ve divided the parts of the human body according to the following 4 zones:
- Zone 1: Above the Shoulder (3)
- Zone 2: Chest to Waist (9)
- Zone 3: Hips to Knees (6)
- Zone 4: Below The Knees (5)
Zone 1: Above The Shoulder
You’ll see it more clearly by CLICKING ON THE IMAGE below.
But remember to come back to this post so that you can hear the pronunciation, ok?
As we did in the post “Parts of the Face in Sinhala”, let’s first start with the general term for BODY in Sinhala:
The Word For BODY In Sinhala
Let’s start with the word for BODY in Sinhala and then go on to the 4 zones.
Ok Shakeel boy, take it away…
Zone 1: Above The Shoulder
Zone 2: Chest To Waist
1 Also often called ‘a∙thȧ’ (the same word for “hand”)
Zone 3: Hips To Knees
|Knee||dha∙nȧ hi∙sȧ 2
2 Sometime you might hear it being pronounced as ‘dha∙nis∙sȧ’
Zone 4: Below The Knees
|Toe||ka∙ku∙lé æňgil∙lȧ 4
3 Sometimes also called ‘paa∙dhȧ∙yȧ’
4 Sometimes also called ‘paa∙dhȧ∙yé æňgil∙lȧ’. You might be interested to know that ‘æňgil∙lȧ’ means finger (we’ll cover this in a future post). So essentially, the Sinhala word for ‘toe’ translates as “The finger of the foot”.
Now here’s that bonus I mentioned:
BONUS – BEHIND THE SCENES
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