LINGUIST List 7.1114

Tue Aug 6 1996

Sum: Merry X-mas in Hawaiian

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  1. Jakob Ladefoged, Merry X-mas in Hawaiian

Message 1: Merry X-mas in Hawaiian

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 1996 15:19:57 +0200
From: 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
( 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!

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