7.1114, Sum: Merry X-mas in Hawaiian

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1114. Tue Aug 6 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  43
 
Subject: 7.1114, Sum: Merry X-mas in Hawaiian
 
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Date:  Mon, 05 Aug 1996 15:19:57 +0200
From:  jaklad at ling.hum.aau.dk (Jakob Ladefoged)
Subject:  Merry X-mas in Hawaiian
 
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Date:  Mon, 05 Aug 1996 15:19:57 +0200
From:  jaklad at ling.hum.aau.dk (Jakob Ladefoged)
Subject:  Merry X-mas in Hawaiian
 
A few days ago I asked for "merry X-mas in Hawaiian" - it is _Mele
Kalikimaka_, I was told. This is in fact, as many told me, simply "merry
christmas" adapted to the phonological system of Hawaiian with its
one liquid (r -> l), no /s/, and CV-syllable structure.
 
"Probably a million people will write", Geoffrey S. Nathan
(geoffn at siu.edu) told me, and though not all that many has mailed me I
still had a huge bunch of answers - I think it would take up too much
space to mention everybody, but thanks a lot, all of you!
 
Jakob
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