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Friday Morning Latin Lesson, Vol. XCIV

December 24, 2010

Felix dies Nativitatis!

Pronounced: "Fay-leeks dee-ace Nah-tee-wee-tah-teese!"


Translation in the hovertext.


You should be able to figure out now why Feliz Navidad is Spanish for Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

Mr. Condescending said...

merry xmas jenks!

I wish you were at this guys house with me the other day. It's a customer of mine who's this Dentist that collects old books and "artifacts".

He's showing me this reporoduced map he has of france from I believe the 1400's. Well anyways he goes this is written all in german. It DEFINITELY wasn't german.

I'm 99% sure it was Italian but then as I kept pressing him on it he says, oh wait this is actually Latin because he saw the word "Terra".

I wish I could remember some sentences but I know Gli was in there which I know is italian (but pretty sure it's not a Latin word also right?).

the U's were all written as V's, which he kept insisting was latin but I'm positive it was Italian. Did Italians use V's for their U's as well?

Oh and the map was Terra de something de Francia.

SkylersDad said...

Merry Christmas good sir!

DEZMOND said...

Merry Christmas MJ to you and the rest of the gang. You have some Santa Babes waiting for you over at my place ;)

Scope said...

If I weren't married, I'd love to stuff her stocking and come down her chimney.