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Christmas is in four days. Although the politically correct thing is to say “Happy Holidays”, many still greet each other with “Merry Christmas”. This year, why not learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in the language of your ancestors? Or you could try your hand at an obscured language that few know. It might prove extremely impressive to those around you.

To learn an appropriate greeting in different languages, check out website http://www.debwebonline.com/Mercy_in_Jesus/merry.html. It starts with Afrikaans and continues through Yugoslavian. A couple of the more obscured ones: Tagalog, Urdu, and Manx, to name a few.

To hear greetings, check out website http://www.holidays.net/christmas/voices.htm. This will allow you to hear it and copy. There would be no guessing as to how it is suppose to sound.

Through either site, it should present a fun time for the family to learn two or three and share with all they meet. Have fun!

For a discussion on this topic and others, please go to our discussion forums at http://forum.homeschool.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=51.

Written by: Susan Harris
Homeschool.com News Editor

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