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