Re: Merry Christmas - Nollaig Chridheil & Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Sue Visser

Hi Toni
Norm has also mentioned many similarities through the years.  Historically there was a significant relationship between the Netherlands and Scotland.  The East Neuk north of Edinburgh is a perfect example – you’d think you were walking in Dutch towns with the stepped roof lines.
Decades ago we watched a series on the origins of language.  The last program was quite memorable as it was determined that the Frisian language was the origin!  With the similarities between Fries and Gaelic – hmmmm.  Something to ponder.
Merry Christmas!

From: tsinclair@...
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Merry Christmas - Nollaig Chridheil & Bliadhna Mhath Ùr
Best wishes for good health to all of you this Christmas season
I'm curious about the Gaelic word Bliadhna.  I assume it means Happy.  In Dutch, the word "blij" (pronounced Bly, means happy. 
I've seen other words that are similar too.  I might have to dig into this in the future, but in the meantime
"Happy New Year" in any language everyone!

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