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Offline scotmum

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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 02 December 04 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Especially for you all......

http://www.flw.com/merry.htm


Enjoy!


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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 02 December 04 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Having spent a year or so in Vilnius, including the annual winter festive season:

Linksmu kaledu ir laimingu nauju metu

not sure whether I've spelt it right, but thats how you say it anyway  ;D

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   Nadelik lowen ha blydhen nowydh da
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda 2005 pawb!   ;D

A breton guy at work just passed on the following:

Nedeleg lauoen na bloav ezh mat

At least the first part is recognisable, not sure about the second ???
Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
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Jones: CDG, DEN

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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 02 December 04 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Moscan has weighed in with a Swahili greeting. Who can identify mine?
The game - you can only post a greeting if you have lived there or can understand the language [resaonably].

Hack,

The thread started with languages being claimed by ancestry,  not residence.

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Posted by: keith_bateman  Posted on: Thursday 25 November 2004 15:37 
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Hi All

Now that I have found out I have some Cornish blood in me - (my big toe I think) - I would like to wish you all

   Nadelik lowen ha blydhen nowydh da

Especially to Welsh Jen
and her phrase book !!   

Cheers
Keith 


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Beside which,  I am not so well travelled as you,  I have only ever lived in Wales.  ::)

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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #21 on: Friday 03 December 04 00:39 GMT (UK) »
Bloavezh mat - simply Happy Year. As you see from the Happy Christmas one sees the link between the old British languages, Welsh, Cornish, Breton. I was an evacuee in Wales and a man who fought in the first World War told me that he heard Breton troops singing the melody of Sospan Bach and with similar wording. Now I don't know how true that was as 20 years later I heard of a Welsh regiment in the Napoleonic Wars encountering a  Breton regiment singing --- you've guessed it 8)
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #22 on: Friday 03 December 04 09:42 GMT (UK) »
oooh Sosban fach our 2nd national anthem!  ;D  ;D
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/wales/sosban.htm

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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #23 on: Friday 03 December 04 09:59 GMT (UK) »
In Germany, Santa Claus is also called the "Weihnachtsmann" - the Christmas Man.

Hence this joke, where the child is saying:

Mummy, Daddy, look , it's the Normal Man !!
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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #24 on: Friday 03 December 04 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Here you go Hack... especially for you.... well done... and to prove I can use that one.. I lived in Aden too lol...

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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #25 on: Friday 03 December 04 15:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Moscan. I have cut it out [with a diamond tipped glass cutter] and pasted it in my workbook ;D
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Happy Christmas
« Reply #26 on: Friday 03 December 04 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Need I say more!  ;D :

"see The night before Christmas"
http://members.home.nl/sjouwke/genealogie/jokes.htm#night%20before