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Holiday Greetings!

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 17:56
Thanks to John from Dublin, I finally remembered what a common "Christmas"
Greeting is in Teonaht.  He sent me a singing Christmas Card on it with my
old Teonaht Greetings (which I couldn't find anywhere!).  God bless him!

    Htoviel               Tselte       Rolyzamar
    Voc. "Happy"     "Day"       "of Brightness"

more correctly, Selte htoviel Rolyzamar:  O Happy Day of Brightness!

In a more formal address, there would be some hortative:  May you enjoy, may
you have, let you have, let us have, but it gets too long.

"Holiday," _tselte hloweht_, is the usual term ("holy day").  It does not
refer to a vacation, but has distinct religious connotations.  This
greeting, however, has enough vagueness to be able to refer to any of the
holidays at this time, most of them with candles. :)  Especially if you
pluralize "day":  Selten htoviel Rolyzamar.

So Happy Holidays, everyone!

Sally Caves
Eskkoat ol ai sendran, rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo.
"My shadow follows me, putting strange, new roses into the world."