Monday, January 07, 2008

2008

Different languages in different alphabets have always facinated me. How can someone read information from those beautiful decorations? Does someone who does not know the English alphabet see the same decorative beauty (I doubt it.)? I looked for a list of translations of "Happy New Year" into different languages and alphabets, but I couldn't find a simple "Happy New Year." What I found at http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~infinite/pages/_Earth.htm is close. "May peace prevail on Earth" is a pretty good New Year's wish, no?

So, yes, may you all have a beautiful, peaceful, and prosperous year filled with...
happy moments
laughter
successes
confidence
love
friendship
understanding
and blessings of every sort!

Arabic


Armenian


Bengali


Bulgarian


Burmese

Cambodian

Chinese



Dari

Divehi


Dzongkha

Georgian

Greek

Hebrew


Hindi


Irish

Italian

Korean



Kurdish


Lao

Maori


Mongolian


Nepali

Sinharese


Spanish


Tamil

Thai

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO many languages. and nice to know that a wich for a "Happy New Year" is universal.
What happened to "your" orange?????

Scarlett said...

nhpikOne minor omission:
"Ya'll have a good year, ya heah?"

Mom said...

May your new year hold all the same as you have wished to others.

Tammi said...

That's soooo cool! I love looking at all those different symbols. It's really quite beautiful.

savejina said...

i'm with tammi--everyone's alphabet seems so beautiful.
i hope your year is progressing well...