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Luker4
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 5:52:22 AM

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Daniela Aguglia
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 6:43:29 AM

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Merry Christmas grazie! Buon Natale!
boney_friend
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 7:20:11 AM
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A Merry Christmas to all.
Can somebody tell me what is the country to the left of Scandinavia and north of England?
Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:36:06 AM

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Thanks for the info, Luker. Merry Christmas to you and everyone.
8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:54:07 AM

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Merry Christmas 2015 !
Rahul Goyal
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:31:56 AM

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Merry Christmas to all :)
Rahul Goyal
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Luker4
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 2:44:24 PM

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Merry Yule Whistle

they forgot to mention this word "Yule" on UK






justina bandol
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 5:15:22 PM
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Has anyone noticed how completely banana the map is as regards language relatedness?

Merry Christmas everyone! Crăciun fericit!
thar
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 5:40:44 PM

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Yes, bad mistake. Silly!

Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár!

And our linguistic neighbours
Gleðilig Jól og eydnuríkt nýggjár

And friends

Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit

(The parts of 'Denmark' that aren't Danish!)

Hope you all have a nice time, whoever you are with, and whatever, whenever, or however you are marking this time of year.

The days will get get colder in the weeks to come, but they will soon get longer as well.Dancing


Blaidd-Drwg
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 5:57:14 PM

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And Merry Christmas everyone, from me and my loved ones to you and yours.
thar
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:25:05 AM

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justina bandol wrote:
Has anyone noticed how completely banana the map is as regards language relatedness?

Merry Christmas everyone! Crăciun fericit!


To correct my response in my earlier post right after yours.


Ah, but this is not mapping the language, it is mapping the etymology of the words used in the greeting.

Finnish and Estonian are unrelated to Scandinavian, Icelandic and Faroese, and all those are also linguistically unrelated to my contribution in Greenlandic - but they all use 'jól' as the name of the celebration, in one form or another. (As does Luker's British contribution of (my addition of -tide) Merry Yuletide).
That is a northern European pagan festival, which has become the name for 'Christmas ' in those languages.

I know Romanian is a romance language, and Hungarian is Finno-ugric, but the greetings -
Craciun Fericit

boldog Karácsonyt

Both sound similar to me.
I admit I speak only basic Hungarian, and no Romanian, but from what little I know it seems like that would sound a lot like the Hungarian.
The etymology must be linked.

Unlike other romance languages with etymologically related noël, navidad, natale

I am guessing Fericit means 'happy', but what what is the root of Craciun?

Elsewhere on the map, closely related languages like English and German have greetings of unrelated etymology -so different coloured zones.

I am guessing a lot of people get their geography confused, but I think this mapmaker was right - according to what they were mapping.

Craciun fericit!
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IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:44:42 AM
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Merry Christmas to everybody.

In order to help you along, I've provided some more greetings.

etrusca
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:28:28 AM
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Best wishes to all! Auguri a tutti!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 6:09:47 AM

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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 7:05:05 AM

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Merry Christmas! (I love that map)
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