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    How do you translate this stuff into Tamil?

    How do you translate the following sentence into Tamil:

    "We must not judge others."

    Also, are there any Tamil equivalents for the following words: "gravity"; "energy"; "force"; "acceleration"; "evolution"; "theory of relativity"; "psychology"; "neuroscience"; "quantum physics", etc.?

    Can anyone try translating Newton's three laws of motion into Tamil?

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    Re: How do you translate this stuff into Tamil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bipolar
    "We must not judge others."
    matravargalai patri endha mudivum edukku koodaadhu?
    Never argue with a fool or he will drag you down to his level and beat you at it through sheer experience!

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    Neuroscience - Narambiyal
    Psychology - Mana Saasthiram
    Gravity and evolution has terms, but I do not remember now!

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    Re: How do you translate this stuff into Tamil?

    gravity- puviyeerpu (புவியீர்ப்பு)
    energy- sakthi (சக்தி)
    acceleration- aarmuRugal (ஆர்முறுகல்?)
    force- visai (விசை)
    evolution- pariNaama vaLarchi (பரிணாம வளர்ச்சி?)

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    judging - theermaNiththal (தீர்மாணித்தல்)
    energy - aaRRal (ஆற்றல்) . sakthi is more popularly used for 'power', I think.
    psychology - manaviyal (மனவியல்)
    force - visai (விசை)?

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    in the context-la judging-ku edai poduthal engira artham suit aagum

    Oruvarayum thavaraaga edai podathey!

    In fact this got me thinking! Not being judgemental is such a big concept in the Western world, but in India, it is obviously not such a big thing! We dont even have a ready term for it!
    When we stop labouring under the delusion of our cosmic self-importance, we are free of hindrance, fear, worry and attachment. We are liberated!!!

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    RR : psychology-kku uLaviyal enbadha manaviyal enbadha ?

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    Badri,

    "Not being judgemental is such a big concept in the Western world, but in India, it is obviously not such a big thing! We dont even have a ready term for it!"

    Exactly, that's the point I wanted to make!

    But, we Indians have a tendency to be very judgemental of other cultures, e.g. in some cultures, pre-marital romantic relationships are perfectly accepable, whereas in Tamil society, that would be considered to be unacceptable (at least that's the majority view), and many Tamil people would consider it to be "immoral". I feel that we shouldn't be so judgemental. In that context, is it appropriate to use the words "edai podaathey"? I mean, if I wanted to write an essay on changes I would like to see in Tamil society, would it be okay to put it like that? Would that convey the meaning?

    Also, my reason for asking for Tamil words for those scientific terms: again, for similar reasons: I wanted to get people thinking about how to translate scientific theories and concepts into Tamil - to make the ideas more accessible to students/public in Tamil Nadu. I feel that there are many students in Tamil Nadu who have the potential to do well in science, but I think they lack access to scientific knowledge, most of which is not available in Tamil (it is always best to study science and mathematics in your first language; for me, although I'm Tamil by birth, my first language is really English, because I've lived most of my life outside of Tamil Nadu, and I've benefitted immensely from English-language resources available to me; I very well appreciate the importance of language in learning, and I'd like people all over the world, regardless of language/culture/nationality to benefit similarly; being Tamil myself, I just thought this would be a good place to start).

    Most of you guys here must have heard of wikipedia (if not, check it out: en.wikipedia.org ta.wikipedia.org). I think that the Wikipedia concept is one of the best ideas anyone ever had (Thanks, Jimmy Wales! You're a genius!)!

    I think those of you here who can speak/read/write both English and Tamil should make an effort to translate science-related and mathematics-related articles into Tamil on Wikipedia. I've contributed to the English-language Wikipedia myself, but I can't type in Tamil, so I'm suggesting the idea to you guys, in the hope that someone will make an effort. Of course, if not Tamil, at least make an effort to contribute to any other version (English-language or other) of Wikipedia as you can.

    Regards.

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    We must not judge others

    Alaam parthu kaalai vidathe

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    Bipolar,
    In TN StateBoard syllabus, the TN Textbook society (tamizhnaadu paada nool niruvanam) brings out Tamil books for all the subjects for Tamil medium also. Most of these textbooks have the translation of physics,chemistry, biology terms in Tamil. Still the Tamil medium students score less in these subjects than the Eng medium ones. So translation or learning in your mother tongue is not the issue!

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