You forgot my home language Afrikaans: It is a beautiful language spoken in the most southern point of africa. In afrikaans, the translation is : “Geseënde kersfees en voorspoedige nuwe jaar”! Regards “groete”
Liberté H. wrote:
You missed out Europe’s oldest living language..... Welsh.... happy new year is Blwyddyn Newydd dda..... to pronounce the dd sound you put your tongue as if you were going to say THE, only it is a longer gentle blow..... then to pronounce the LL letter (as they are both letters in their own right!) you put your tongue again to say THE only this time instead of gently blowing forwards you blow sideways.... as if you have a certain type of lisp.
And my neglected online friend, Walter M., wrote:
You know I like to jump on the least little possible error, like the Aztec Sun Stone, so I thought I would mention that "Shanah Tova" is something I have only heard in connection with the Jewish new year which was a little while ago. It might be the same, but I'll have to check it out with my Messianic pastor friend. You also left out my favorite language, Siamese. Oh-wah ta-si ligu Siam.
A pious man, who had reached the age of 105, suddenly stopped going to church. Alarmed by the old fellow's absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the Pastor went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the Pastor asked, "How come after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?"
The old man lowered his voice. "I'll tell you, Pastor," he whispered.
"When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is very busy and must've forgotten about me, and I don't want to remind Him!"
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