I am being lazy and so I re-blog this from last year for those that haven’t seen. I have another post set up though whilst I hope we be amusing and thoughtful.
I am also working on Anthony Fauci post which I would have liked to have done a while ago.
26th December 2020
This is a bit late for Christmas, but Frohe Weihnachten!, Feliz Navidad!, Joyeux Noel!, Ukhisimusi Omuhle! So that’s Happy Christmas in German, French, Spanish and Zulu. Why not?
And of course, Fijne kerst! Fijne kerst! Which is Double Dutch, obviously!!
Mind you, I do like the Zulu. Omuhle means happy, apparently. Muhle means ‘He/she is beautiful’, according to Google Translate. So I suppose quite reasonable for omuhle to mean ‘happy’.
So, ‘O, she is beautiful!’, a Zulu man might say of a woman.
Or ‘O, he is beautiful!’, a Zulu woman might say of a man.
And ‘ukhisimusi’ is fascinating. Sounds rather like ‘You kiss I must’. Sort of reminds you to kiss someone, a loved one. Husband, wife, child, friend.
The French is good too. We are used to Noel; you know, ‘The first Noel, the angels say’, from the carol. Or the Cornish…
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