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Thread poster: Alf Andersson

Alf Andersson
Local time: 09:14
English to Swedish
Dec 19, 2003

Could somebody please help me define what language is written on this poster. And what does the poster say?

http://www.alfatext.se/Bilder/poster.jpg

Thanks.


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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:14
Danish to English
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poster Dec 19, 2003

This is a Japanese poster, so I suggest you contact the Japanese community and ask what it says.

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Kaori Myatt  Identity Verified
France
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It is very hard to read. Dec 20, 2003

It is probably Chinese...I couldn't read some of the charactors...I could only read "雨後新"which is "New after the rain". but this is a well known Chinese poem phrase.It might be the title of this picture.
The other word I have only been able to read was "Year 1999".

Why don't you ask some one who can read Chinese?


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Will Matter  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:14
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Chinese or Japanese Dec 20, 2003

[quote]Kaori Myatt wrote:

Why don't you ask some one who can read Chinese? Agree with Kaori, could only read "1999" myself, could be Chinese or Japanese, didn't see any hiragana or katakana to indicate anything else, only poorly written Kanji. Could be either language.


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Alex Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:14
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Bamboo Dec 22, 2003

It¥'s hard to tell which language as both use Kanji (Chinese characters).

It seems to say something like ¥"new bamboo after the rain¥" 雨後新竹. At least that¥'s what the Japanese person next to me says!


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