Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012

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#1876 Jan 28th, 2013, 20:32
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Thanks Jaf, we're just waiting for someone to do the Tamil text.

In the meantime I guess people could start sharing the updated English poster on Facebook etc and ask anyone in the area to print it out and get it out there.



Edit: the updated posters including the Tamil poster are in the first post of the thread.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post I agree. Jain bikhus tend to wear white.
Only the swetambara sect along with its subsects does. The Digamber monks go naked and it is harder to be accepted into monkhood there. You need to find a guru who'd initiate you into it ... etc.

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Again, digamber monks do not stay anywhere longer than overnight. They may travel and still do through forests, villages etc. avoiding large towns. They are only allowed to walk (both swetambar and digamber monks - no powered vehicles). Dhramshalas are for the laity - the temple bit is true for the monks.

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Digambers again. Brought at the time of Chandragupta mourya and have stayed on since then.
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post That sounds very positive. Lynda. Was an Irish accent ascertained by this person? Funny - some of us can id accents a mile away .... while others have a 'tin ear' when it comes to discerning this feature of speech. Nevertheless, a very important/distinctive and case-narrowing characteristic.
Lynda, you may have missed this but since they spoke for several hours .... what was their feeling for the nationality of this person based on the accent/pronunciation of the spoken language?
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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Click →→Here you go ←← and click on Tamil. Start typing in English and it shows up in Tamil.
I'll ask Mrs N to give it a try. Please don't let that stop anyone else having a go: she's fluent in Tamil, but she's not a copywriter. Someone who feels they can get across the message would be best.

It'll be another hour or so...
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Wonderful, Nick and Mrs N!

When we have the text, Jaf or Saidhbh or someone will be able to make it into a poster.


Lynda, I notice there are small differences between the Hindi and English posters. Do you need the Hindi text to be added to or changed at all? The new phone number (Mark) isn't on the Hindi poster - would you like it to appear on the Tamil poster? Do you want the Rishikesh Police number to appear on the Tamil poster? What are they going to do if they get a call from a Tamil-speaking person? I guess they would get by with English.
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post Wonderful, Nick and Mrs N!

When we have the text, Jaf or Saidhbh or someone will be able to make it into a poster.
No worries. I'll take care of the poster once we have the text ready.
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Sorry PeakXV, I thought I had responded. His 1st. language is definitely English and they only spoke in English. The person believed his to be an Irish accent. Some of the quoted phraseology reflected what I would recognise as an Irish speech pattern (and even a Jonathanism!). Mannerisms and small actions - such as searching for a bin in a sea of rubbish and then placing his empty cup neatly against a walll when he couldn't find one, jumped out at me. What a pity this tidy habit never extended to his bedroom! Lynda
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Whilst the text entry thing looked great, Mrs N is not very comfortable with it. She also needs to give it some thought.

Anyone who can beat us to it is really most welcome!
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Nick, did you see this one that TD posted?

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http://rishida.net/scripts/pickers/tamil/
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Yes. I thought the other one looked simpler ... but we'll check it out.

We have lots of Tamil members... Hm, who can I PM...
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I'll ask Mrs N to give it a try. Please don't let that stop anyone else having a go: she's fluent in Tamil, but she's not a copywriter. Someone who feels they can get across the message would be best.

It'll be another hour or so...
That is so good of Mrs. N.! the new posters (Post 1863 on this thread) may be a useful guide. The Hindi is not a translation of the English - they have different emphasis but either one translated to Tamil would be perfect. Thank you all. Lynda
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Originally Posted by Jaf View Post If someone can give me the appropriate Tamil text please, I can do the poster.
Wow! This is really great of you - a big weight off my mind - if you need anything from us please just say the word. Thank you! Lynda
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Originally Posted by davidgreen100 View Post Wow! This is really great of you - a big weight off my mind - if you need anything from us please just say the word. Thank you! Lynda
Hey Lynda. No worries! I've been following this thread for long now and I can't tell you how delighted I was to see an update from you today. Jonathan feels like a part of my own family now and I would be more than glad to help and contribute in any way possible to find him and unite him with his loving family. I hope that he's found soon, safe and in good health. He's always been in my thoughts and prayers. Greetings and best wishes from India.
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Originally Posted by davidgreen100 View Post That is so good of Mrs. N.! ...
Well, it isn't coming easily to her --- although she can do it straight off with pen and paper. Through a phone call from someone who had this thread, I heard of another attempt from someone else. Watch this space tomorrow, and please, any other volunteers who can just sit down and do it --- do!

Added to that, I am going to be out of the house most of the day tomorrow, with Mrs N going out before I wake up, so time is not favouring our contribution
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Well, I'll call it a night in an hour and will now be able to work on the poster only tomorrow evening after work. Hopefully someone will come up with a Tamil translation soon.

Just where exactly are all the IM'ers from Tamil Nadu??
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