Have Yourself a Merry Saturnalia....
|From:||DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 14, 2000, 4:51|
French speakers: How to say "Happy Hanukkah" in French.
Spanish speakers: How to say "Happy Hanukkah" in Spanish.
Latin speakers: How to say "Merry Christmas", "Happy New Year", and "Happy
Hanukkah" in Latin.
I was belting out the Yuletide platitudes in French and Spanish one class
(our winter break starts Friday), and was suddenly at a loss as to how to
say "Hanukkah". Couldn't find it in any French dictionary I had at school.
The Spanish teacher is equally stumped. Granted it's probably something
clever like "Hanukkah", but do Spaniards throw a "j" or an "x" up front?
And, most simply, how do French and Spanish Jews wish each other a "Happy
Latin's a total wild card for me. Would AD Latin speakers say such things,
and if so, how?