"Merry Christmas"

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Tue Dec 5 09:42:19 UTC 2000

From: kmatsum at tooyoo.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Dear Ura-lists,

Johanna asks in her comment on Kortesharju's opinion:

>And, to be honest, is it reasonable to expect that anybody could
>find the expression for "Merry Christmas" in Khanty in any dictionary

A good question. One may look at the issue from a bit different
angle. Namely:

I wonder if the speakers of Khanty are Christians. If they are't,
perhaps they don't need it: "Happy New Year" will do.

Kazuto Matsumura
A Buddhist pagan

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