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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Exploring the Udjung Tanah: The Hobbit folk

By now you know my insane fascination with plundering concepts from foreign language dictionaries.

The Udjung Tanah
Sharing this region with the human clans of the Bangsa are the Bersa Hadja primitives.
Looking around at the Japanese dictionary (beyond the hobbits of Indonesia and their contributions to Indonesian Language) we find the various words:

  • Kyoha
  • Kyo
  • Shuha
  • Shukyo
So of these we find that three core words make up aspects of religion:
  • Kyo
  • Shu
  • Ha
Shu and Ha are individually extinct while kyo continues on. These phonetics appear in the location words:

  • Shudoin (monastary)
  • Kyogijo (Arena)
  • Hashira (pillar)
  • Haka (tomb)
So the Ha phonetic is tied to our primitive Bersa Hadja (indonesian hobbit).
This teaches us an aspect of their culture. They build tombs and pillars or rather They built tomb-pillars. Piled rocks on or around bodies of their fallen or as territorial markers. If the pillar component were to function as an aspect of the djam clock then its large scale. Entire villages living in accelerated time.
However that tomb and pillar share the ha phonetic and djam clock does not, we must conclude that the pillar of rocks is also a burial tomb.

Do the hobbits who build rock tomb pillars exist in reality. Unknown. But we now have something to look for and add to our D&D 'hobbit' culture.

Update: The red ocre rock paintings of hua mountain (china) depict amongst its art frog like people...with life size art. Humans ranging from 2' - 4'9" and one as tall as 9'8".  Dated to 16,000BC. So this side of a 18,000BC Indonesian Hobbit Culture.
The plain of Jars in Laos (giant stone jars used for cremation along with stone burial pillars) is associated with depiction of a frog entity. Are we looking at distinctive 'dwarvism' or our hobbit culture?

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