Re: Merry Christmas - Nollaig Chridheil & Bliadhna Mhath Ùr
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.
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!