Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka
Originally uploaded by Reyney
Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all my friends!

FYI - from Wikipedia:

"Mele Kalikimaka is a Christmas song sung as a warm greeting from Hawaii. The song takes its title from the phrase of "Mele Kalikimaka," the Hawaiianized pronunciation of "Merry Christmas." The Hawaiian language does not include all the sounds found in the English language (notably the letter R). Thus the familiar English phrase of "Merry Christmas" when pronounced using Hawaiian language syllables becomes "Mele Kalikimaka" (note the substitution of L's for R's). "Mele Kalikimaka" is therefore not Hawaiian for "Merry Christmas," but simply a Hawaiian transliteration."

1 comment:

cyndyava said...

Love it! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!