Once upon a time,  about three years ago, I discovered Facebook thanks to my daughter. Needless to say, as a communicator, I was immediately attracted to the groups and wanted to join a group of sociolinguists. At that time there was none, and we still aren’t too many, although of course we are now much more than we used to be, but this group remains very special because we also created new networks, gathered our research issues and keep adding links which are very precious. I have already mentioned in a tiny post where I stated what a wonderful Group we were…and how many languages we speak!

The best is to go directly to the SLonFB page as it changes every minute and is rich of an amazing wealth of links and research projects. However, in order to protect a document we decided to create, enabling you to wish a Happy Birthday to your plurilingual friends! We even created a little pattern, but of course count on your help to find others!

After the Happy B’day Doc, you’ll find a summary of some of our SLonFB discussions.

HELP US UPDATE AND INCREASE THIS:

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Afrikaans                               Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag (direct translation: lots                    of congratulations with your birthday) thanks Yolandi Khaos Klein

  1. Arabic      ” سنة حلوة ياجميل” ” عيد ميلاد سعي”             âid miled saîid thanks Sihem Khouras, Sofiane Sid-Ahmed Gherbi, Khader Tawfiq Khader
  2. Algerian Arabic: (le plus souvent souhaité en français)  عيد ميلاد سعيد

/3idmiledsa3id/, /3/ étant un son pharyngal

  1. Modern Standard Arabic:            Eid Milad Said
  2. Colloquial Arabic:                      Sana hilwa ya jameel.
  3. Palestinian Arabic:                  ‘Eid saed’ (Happy Day) / ‘Oqbal 120 sana’ ( until                                                         120 years old=  Long Happy Life) 
  4. Amazigh (Berber):                    asseggwas ifoulkin / ~ ighoudan / ~ amegga (thanks, Abderrahim Agnaou)
  5. Aromanian:                                La multsâlj anj   (“To more and more years” …) 
  6. Bavarian:                                       ois Guade zu Deim Geburdstog 
  7. Bengali (Bangla):                                Subho janmodin!
  8. Berliner German (thanks Guillem Rodríguez”Allet Jute zum Jeburstach”
  9. Bulgarian: “Честит рожден ден” pronounced “Chestit rozhden den” :)
  10. Catalan/Català:                       feliç aniversari / per molts anys thanks Aida Ribot
  1. Chinese (simplified):                   生日快乐! ( ‘sheng ri kuai le’)
  2. Croatian:                                        sretan rođendan
  3. Czech:                                         Šťastné narozeniny!
  4. Danish:                                      Tillykke med fødselsdagen!
  5. Diola Fogny:                     Emitey kaane usimaya! (May God make more years)
  6. Dutc:h                                          Gefeliciteerd! thanks Paul Witte
  7. English:                                        Happy Birthday
  8. Esperanto (Internacia Lingvo)Feliĉan naskiĝtagon! 
  9. Franconian:                Öllas gudde zun Geburdsdooch (thanks Bina Meusl)
  10. French   (français):                          Joyeux Anniversaire/ Bon Anniversaire
  11. French   (québecois)                        Bonne Fête
  12. Finnish:                                            Hauskaa syntymäpäivää! (litterally Happy                                                  Birthday) but also  “Hyvää syntymäpäivää!”  “Good                                                    Birthday”more frequently used on B’day cards for example
  13. Georgian                       ქართული ენა  or  გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს                                        (gilotsav dabadebis  dghes)
  14. German               Alles Gute zum Geburstag// Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum                                                                          Geburtstag!
  15. greek                                           Χρόνια    πολλά    (hronia polla  “hronia” ( stress                                                   on “o”) “polla”(stress on “a”)!
  16. Hebrew                                            יום הולדת שמח  (yom houledet sameach)                     and עד מאה ועשרים  (ad mea veesrim, until 120 years) drm
  17. Hindi                Junnum Din Mubarak// जन्म दिन की बधाई  “Janamdin ki Badhai” in    Devnagari script 
  18. Hungarian                                       Boldog születésnapot!
  19. IsiNdebele                               Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho
  20. IsiXhosa                                         Min’emnandi yokuzalwa
  21. IsiZulu                                              Usuku lokuzalwa oluhle
  22. Italian                                  “Tanti Auguri !” or  “Buon compleanno!”
  23. Korean                                                생일 축하합니다!   
  24. Kurdish  (Kurmanci)                    Rojbina te pîroz bê ! 
  25. Latin:                             laeta dies natalis / laeta nativitas (thanks Sean Bowerman)
  1. Malay (Malaysia)                             Selamat hari jadi 
  2. Malay (Indonesia)                           Selamat ulang tahun 
  3. Māori                                                 Kia huritau ki a koe thanks Paul Witte
  4. Persian/Farsi                   تولدت مبارک    Tavalodet Mobarak or Tavalod-et                                                               mobarak!
  5. Polish                                              Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin!
  6. Portuguese (Brazil)                         Parabéns! / Feliz aniversário!
  7. Qe’qchi’              Sahil ch’oolejil cho’q aawe sa’ xnimankil                                     ruxkutankil laayo’lajik.
  8. Romanian                                        La mulţi ani!
  9. Romany       Latcho nastero divvus/latcho zi de nastere/baxtale bijando dive -
  10. Russian                            С Днём Рождения  (thanks Маша Московская)
  1. Slovak                                             Šťastné narodeniny! 
  2. (Northern) Sotho                             Mahlatse letšatšing la matswalo
  3. Sesotho                                          Letsatsi le monate la tswalo
  4. SiSwati                                            Lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle
  5. Spanish                                            ¡ feliz cumpleaños !
  6. Spanish (argentinian)                       FELIZ CUMPLE!
  7. Swedish                            Grattis på födelsedagen  // Har den äran!
  8. Tagalog                                     Maligayang Bati sayo (Happy Birthday to you)
  9. Tswana                                                Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo
  10. Tshivenda                                 uvha la mabebo lavhuḓi
  11. Turkish              Doğum günün kutlu olsun! (Bless your Birthday)// “iyi ki doğdun!” (happy that you were born: this is the turkish version of the Happy B’day song. Thanks Damla Kellecioglu
  1. Urdu                                                  Junnum Din Mubarak
  2. Welsh                                               Pen blwydd hapus /  Penblwydd hapus!
  3. Yiddish מזל־טובֿ צו דײַן געבורצטאָג  (Mazl-tov tsu dayn geburtstog) 
  4. Xitsonga                                     Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa
  5. Zulu:                          Halala ngosuku lokuzalwa!  thanks Paul Witte

 

Joyeux Anniversaire ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday to You♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ FELIZ CUMPLE!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Χρόνια πολλά ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪♥ ♥ ♥ יום הולדת שמח _ღ✡ღ latha breith sona dhuibh! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum  Geburtstag!♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Dear …..

The poetic answers:

In Haiti:  chere madame,nous les haitiens on souhaite” bon anniversaire” a quelqu’un avec beaucoup d’amour, integrite de coeur, de charme, de partage et de la sympathie.Nous connaissons mieux ce qu’est la civilisation et l’humanisation

and…the funny versions:

in English by Michael Michalchik:  In Californian, “Whoa Dude, you’re like ancient!”, but certain birthdays have special phrases attached attached to them. “I can’t believe your legal now! Awesome.” (18) and “Cool, you can tear up your fake ID now and we can still get blasted!” (21)   and the classical “Hippo Birdie two ewes !!! 

in Spanish by Ernesto Cuba: “A funny way to spell “Happy birthday” in Spanish:  

                                            “Sapo verde tu yú”… It means “Green frog….” 

Sommaire

Details :

A-     Membership issues.

1. introduce yourself.

2. Free Educational Material.

3. International Journal of the Sociology of Language..

4. ¿Puedo YO estudiar sociolingüística? – Can I study sociolinguistics?

5. What kind of software (if any) do you use to organize your bibliographies?

B-     Sociolinguistics, Languages, General issues.

6. UNESCO Press Release on the International Mother Language Day.

7. How I got into linguistics, and what I got out of it.

8. Three new Critical Languages Series DVD-ROM titles now available.

9. When do you say that your knowledge of a language is useless?

10. How do you define ‘sociolinguistics’?

11. Top 10 books on sociolinguistics.

C-     Calls for papers or conferences, newsletters.

12. upcoming conferences.

13. CALLS FOR PAPERS.

14. post your publications here.

15. Post your links!!!!

16. Publisher’s newsletter.

17. Will Kimlicka’s newsletters.

D-     Minority languages, Ethnic identities and Linguistic Human Rights.

18. MINORITY LANGUAGES PETITIONS.

19. Linguistic Human Rights

21. The revival of the ethnic identities for attending a modern nation.

22. Kurdish Language Issues.

23. The humble chippy is the saviour of dialect.

24. A new book by Derya Agis: EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS IN JUDEO-SPANISH AND TURKISH PROVERBS AND IDIOMS..

25. Azerbaijani (آذربايجانديلي / Azərbaycan dili / Азәрбајҹандили).

26. My old article about Irish sociolinguistics.

E-      Prominent Sociolinguists.

27. Quel Siguan and Robert Phillipson, ex aequo Linguapax Award 2010.

28. Sociolinguist followed Henry Higgins.

29. Anton M. Moeliono: The walking dictionary.

30. Distinguished Alumni 2009.

31. Ivar Aasen.. 5

32. U.Va. Professor Emeritus Dell Hymes, Influential Linguistic Anthropologist, Has Died

F-      Language standardization and language Change, Language Varieties.

33. Language Standardization and Language Change. The dynamics of Cape Dutch By: Ana Deumert.

34. LANGUAGE VARIETY IN ENGLAND.

35. In Finland, a battle of the tongues by: Lizette Alvarez.

G-     Cultural studies.

36. Urbi & Orbi.

37. Television not quite a great leveler.

38. What does europe mean?

39. AHRC Guide lines -Art Object Language Meaning.

40. plurilingualism and multiculturalism

H-     Espéranto and other artificial languages.

40 bis- Espéranto.

I-       English: the other tongue.

41. World Englishes: CIS states (the third circle).

42. “World Englishes and the ethnography of artful performances in Cape Town Cyphas”

43. A short text in Angloromany (Anglo-Romany).

44. English as a fundamental school subject

J-      Linguistics.

45. Error- Proof.

46. The maven,nevermore..

47. Cadillac Thrives as a Figure of Speech..

48. Oath-taking stretegies.

49. in Monterrey Vs at Monterrey??? which one is correct??

50. contrastive linguistics (concepts across cultures).

K-     Language planning, Language Policies.

51. First Mediterranean Languages Conference..

L-      Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Issues.

52. Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Issues.

M-         Translation.

53. translating english legal terms into french..

Details :

A-   Membership issues

  1. 1. introduce yourself
  1. 2. Free Educational Material
  1. 3. International Journal of the Sociology of Language
  1. 4. ¿Puedo YO estudiar sociolingüística? – Can I study sociolinguistics?
  1. 5. What kind of software (if any) do you use to organize your bibliographies?

B-   Sociolinguistics, Languages, General issues

  1. 6. UNESCO Press Release on the International Mother Language Day
  1. 7. How I got into linguistics, and what I got out of it
  1. 8. Three new Critical Languages Series DVD-ROM titles now available
  1. 9. When do you say that your knowledge of a language is useless?

10. How do you define ‘sociolinguistics’?

11. Top 10 books on sociolinguistics

C-    Calls for papers or conferences, newsletters

12. upcoming conferences

13. CALLS FOR PAPERS

14. post your publications here

15. Post your links!!!!

16. Publisher’s newsletter

1 post. Created at 23:53 on 05 September 2008

17. Will Kimlicka’s newsletters

D-   Minority languages, Ethnic identities and Linguistic Human Rights

18. MINORITY LANGUAGES PETITIONS

19. Linguistic Human Rights:

Posted at 10:24 on 12 February 2010 including Linguistic human rights in Turkey1 post. Created at 00:23 on 18 February 2010 Latest post by Hassan Ghazi

21. The revival of the ethnic identities for attending a modern nation

22. Kurdish Language Issues

23. The humble chippy is the saviour of dialect

Latest post by Hassan Ghazi

24. A new book by Derya Agis: EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS IN JUDEO-SPANISH AND TURKISH PROVERBS AND IDIOMS

25. Azerbaijani (آذربايجان ديلي / Azərbaycan dili / Азәрбајҹан дили)

26. My old article about Irish sociolinguistics

E-    Prominent Sociolinguists

27. Quel Siguan and Robert Phillipson, ex aequo Linguapax Award 2010

28. Sociolinguist followed Henry Higgins

29. Anton M. Moeliono: The walking dictionary

30. Distinguished Alumni 2009

1 post. Created at 15:45 on 18 September 2009

31. Ivar Aasen

32. U.Va. Professor Emeritus Dell Hymes, Influential Linguistic Anthropologist, Has Died

F-    Language standardization and language Change, Language Varieties

33. Language Standardization and Language Change. The dynamics of Cape Dutch By: Ana Deumert

34. LANGUAGE VARIETY IN ENGLAND

35. In Finland, a battle of the tongues by: Lizette Alvarez

G-   Cultural studies

36. Urbi & Orbi

37. Television not quite a great leveler

38. What does europe mean?

2 posts. Created at 10:12 on 25 September 2009

39. AHRC Guide lines -Art Object Language Meaning

40. plurilingualism and multiculturalism

1 post. Created at 08:22 on 17 May 2008

H-  Espéranto and other artificial languages

Espéranto

I-      English: the other tongue

click on the newsweek link for an interesting paper.

41. World Englishes: CIS states (the third circle)

42. “World Englishes and the ethnography of artful performances in Cape Town Cyphas”

43. A short text in Angloromany (Anglo-Romany)

English as a fundamental school subject

J-      Linguistics

45. Error- Proof

46. The maven,nevermore

47. Cadillac Thrives as a Figure of Speech

48. Oath-taking strategies

49. in Monterrey Vs at Monterrey??? which one is correct??

50. contrastive linguistics (concepts across cultures)

K-   Language planning, Language Policies

51. First Mediterranean Languages Conference

L-    Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Issues

52. Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Issues

M- Translation

53. translating english legal terms into french

News from our colleagues:

For those interested in indigenous languages in India, here are two posts from one of your young colleagues:

Census 2011 and Returning Our Mother Tongue

and

ARUNANDI: Lingua franca of Arunachal Pradesh, a Thought

I learnt a lot, maybe you will as well!

One of our other blogger colleagues, Claudio Ivan Remeseira also publishes a lot of fascinating information regarding the hispanic community of new york. Do pay a visit to the HISPANIC NEW YORK PROJECT

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