Re: TRANS: Vaum far-zelet + New Year festivities
|Date:||Saturday, January 1, 2000, 5:48|
Am 12/31 14:41 FFlores yscrifef:
> I saw you!
>A bit difficult, I was in the bottom half of the Octagon. There was
some talk in December that our town clock would be filmed because it's
one of the few remaining in NZ that still runs on clockwork rather than
> :) No, but seriously, something *was* broadcast from Auckland
> (don't know where Dunedin is!) -- they're doing something
> called "Millennium Day"; they started transmitting from Tonga or
> Kiribati at their midnight (about 6 AM here in Argentina) and they
> reached New Zealand at 8 AM. I was already awake, so I watched.
> Really nice... Though I really didn't care about the singing guy...
> But I loved the fireworks.
>They're playing something called 2000Today here. Times Square in NY was
shown on our 6 o'clock news - so Happy New Year New Yorker
Linguafictors! I thought the Eiffel Tower positively glowed! It was
even better than London's River of Fire. (Meanwhile in Castreleon:)
> PS I just saw the day-welcome ceremony in the coast. Are there
> Maori songs for each occasion on earth? :)
>Probably! Who's keeping count! And if there isn't one - well, somebody
will just have to write it!
> > Eo 'af lla 'eidd di'll adof ci
> > I receive.pres.s the.f joy of_the.m moment here
> Where does _'eidd_ come from?
>Gaudia, after it's been through Brithenig's etymology-defying
> > Happy new year. Ffelig' An New o ffelig' Calen Ianeir.
> ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
>I was also thinking of offering this as a Millenium translation. I came
across it at an interfaith service earlier this year, a prayer being
recommended by Churches Together in England for use at midnight on New
Year's Eve. I hope it not too contextual for some translators.
The Millenium Resolution
Let there be respect for the earth, peace for its people, love in our
lives, Delight in the good, Forgiveness of past wrongs, And from now on
A new start
Now do I have all the words to translate it into Brithenig...
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
"Piskie, Piskie, say Amen
Doon on your knees and up agen."
"Presbie, Presbie, dinna bend;
Sit ye doon on mon's chief end."
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