Hugs to Randy and Amy, our gracious hosts for several days
GOOD MORNING IN MANY LANGUAGES
In My Reverse Guest Book
Along the road on our New England journey my husband Monte and I have met many interesting people. Many of these brief encounters were with foreigners.
We’ve also added something interesting to our travel—what I call a reverse guest book. Each person we interact with we ask to sign a special notebook. Very few persons have declined to sign. A review of this book (along with the notes I keep) has provided us with a memory jag as, in our rapid-fire activities, we lose sight of our experiences.
At the start of our travels we met travelers from Wales. Years ago I replaced a Welch woman as a research laboratory technician. She taught me a greeting in Welch which I forgot, so I asked the Welch woman, Rachel, to write Good Morning in Welch. From this point on, whenever we interacted with someone from another country, I requested they write Good Morning in their native language in my reverse guest book
Since that time we’ve collected Good Mornings in many common and some unusual language, as listed below. NOTE: Please excuse (and offer correction in the comment box below) if any of the following Good Mornings are written wrong.
(Photographs are of morning skies)
Bore-da from Rachel, Welch
God Morgen from Rune, Denmark
Chao Ba, Ba Cheo Ichong? (Hello Ma’m, Ma’m how are you?), Tuua, Vietnamese
Bon Giorne from Lenalin, Italian
Buenos tardes from John, Spanish
Guten morgen from Stefan, and from Erika, German
Maakye from Akosua, Ashanti language in Ghana
God Morn from Paul, Norway
Bon dia from Genivalizo, Portuguese, Brazil
Bon jour, name illegible, French, Canada
Cade milea faltie from Margaret, Irish, Ireland
Shalom from Amnon, Hebrew, Israel
And a special good morning:
Dobry dziem from Janet Singer Applefield, Polish
Janet is a child holocaust survivor from Nowy Tag, Poland, now living in Massachusetts.
I will add any new Good Mornings as I gather them.
But for now—Good Morning…have a nice day.
Sabah El Kheir from Lena and all, Arabi (Glad you are having a wonderful time, Love to all of you — sent by email)