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Rune Son of Bjarne 04-14-2007 06:42 PM

Is it Holby's Birthday?

That calls for celebration! We must decorate these graves with all things rotten and gasthly.

Happy Birthday Holby!

Kath 04-15-2007 10:28 AM

Happy birthday Holby! I hope you have a fantastic day. :D

littlemanpoet 04-15-2007 03:25 PM

Well gee whiz, I need to check out Active Topics more often! I didn't even know this thread existed until today! Thanks for the well wishes way back last month, Legate and Lommy. :)

And happy birthday to Holby! I wish TomBrady12 was till around to get wellwished- Prisoner of Numenor saw him come and disappear ..... :eek:

Child of the 7th Age 04-15-2007 03:43 PM

My thanks too to Lommy, Volo and Brinniel!

And a tip of the head to Holby who gave us this great thread to enjoy....

Holbytlass 04-16-2007 10:58 AM

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! And ghastly decorations!
I did enjoy my day-the wee ones cleaned up, made breakfast in bed (I got to sleep in till 10:00!) and did their very best not to squabble with each other. The hubby took me out for the evening.

I miss 33 'cause 3 is my favorite number but I love the thirties!!

Thanks again for the greetings

Nilpaurion Felagund 04-22-2007 10:49 AM

Hyvää syntymäpäivää, dancing spawn!

I'd love to say more, but it'd be for your ears only.

(Yes, I really mean ears. ;) )

Nogrod 04-22-2007 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by Nilp
Hyvää syntymäpäivä, dancing spawn!

Erinomaisen hyvää syntymäpäivää! Ja kaikkea hyvää! Tervetuloa meille keskimaahenkisiin syömäjäisiin esim. kesälomien alussa... Palataan siihen vielä.

And my apologies to you others but it just feels so funny to use one's own language in this forum that I couldn't resist... :D

littlemanpoet 04-22-2007 08:11 PM

It's no wonder Tolkien used Finnish as a basis for Quenya. It just looks so beautiful to read .... if I'm sounding it out right .... or even if I'm not. :p

How does ä work alone? How does it work when paired with another?

Volo 04-22-2007 10:36 PM

Eipäs mennä asioiden edelle.

Today I feel no guilty saying: Happy birthday dancing spawn on ungoliant!

Thinlómien 04-23-2007 02:14 AM

Happy birthday to Spawnie!
Well, exactly: erittäin hyvää syntymäpäivää, Anna! (Ja kannatan tuota isäni "lausuntoa": täytynee neuvotella tapaamisesta! ;))
Toivottavasti sulla on tosi ihana päivä! :)


How does ä work alone? How does it work when paired with another?
Well, it's the a in words "dance" (if you're American, of course), "happy", "fat", "and" and so on and with another ä the vowle's just longer...

Kath 04-23-2007 05:34 AM

Happy birthday spawn! You'll have to tell us what Lommy, Noggie and Volo have been saying to you ... once you've recovered from what will hopefully be a fantastic celebration. :D

Lalaith 04-23-2007 05:37 AM

Aye, many happy returns, Spawn.

Hookbill the Goomba 04-23-2007 06:12 AM

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I hear that The Dancing Spawn of Ungoliant has decided to have a party. Let's take a look at whats going on, shall we?

Nilpaurion Felagund 04-23-2007 09:56 AM

Oh, dear.
I may have started a Finnish revolution. :D

Well, someday, I'll understand what you're saying. Someday . . .

Mä oon hiiri. :p

littlemanpoet 04-23-2007 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Thinlómien
Well, it's the a in words "dance" (if you're American, of course), "happy", "fat", "and" and so on and with another ä the vowle's just longer...

Hmmm..... I don't say all those words the same way. Do you? But thanks!

By the way, Happy Birthday, Spawn! :)

Nogrod 04-23-2007 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by littlemanpoet
Hmmm..... I don't say all those words the same way. Do you?

I think the words "happy", "fat" and "and" have the same 'a' in them anyhow and that's the Finnish 'ä' as a phoneme, whatever dialect one speaks in English (the word "dance" is bit harder as it surely has different ways of being pronounced). Or then you people spell things much more variedly I've ever imagined... which might be true as well. :)

littlemanpoet 04-23-2007 03:26 PM

Well as a matter of fact, Brits and Americans speak these particular words very differently. It would be hard for me to describe it without merely causing confusion by means of examples that don't hold any better than the words we're talking about themselves! (I hope that made sense :rolleyes: )

Anyway, back to birthdays..... (sorry for the linguistic chat) :p

dancing spawn of ungoliant 04-24-2007 06:56 AM

Thank you very much, guys! Paljon kiitoksia synttärionnitteluista! :)

As you can see from Hookbill's lovely photograph, the celebration was positively riotous indeed. Unfortunately Frodo passed out at some point, but Sam and I had a ball. :cool:

ps. Kiitos kutsusta, palataan asiaan.

pps. As to the Finnish ä-sound, you can check the pronunciation by typing the words 'happy' and 'dad' into
The Free Dictionary and listening to the sound files about how they have pronounced them to hear the difference between 'ä' and 'ää', respectively. ;)

Thinlómien 04-25-2007 04:12 AM

A very happy birthday to Boro! :D (^see I even used his favourite icon since it's so festive :p)

Mithalwen 04-25-2007 05:27 AM

Well he can have another pint on me then! Happy Birthday to the disco king and many happy returns...

Kath 04-25-2007 05:28 AM

Happy birthday Boro! Hope it's a good one. :D

Volo 04-25-2007 07:01 AM

Indeed! I hope your birthday won't get too much in front of WW... :p

Ah, no... Rather this way: May the WW not spoil your great birthday! ;)

Nogrod 04-25-2007 07:05 AM

Congrats Boro!

You seem to be nearing your best years!

Let's hope we manage not to give you a birthday present toDay in the WW-game... :D

Mithalwen 04-25-2007 10:46 AM

Yes, I am always happy to see that there are Downers older than me :cool:

The Might 04-25-2007 01:00 PM

Congratulations Boromir, all the best I wish thee!
I just had to post, especially since you're the one who first made me think of joining the Downs. ;)

littlemanpoet 04-25-2007 08:16 PM

There's another one to make you positively (virtually) plastered. ;)

Happy Birthday, Boro!

Rune Son of Bjarne 04-25-2007 08:20 PM

I will give him a sword then. . .there is nothing like a sword when you are under the influence of alcohol!

Tillykke med fødselsdagen!

Rune Son of Bjarne 04-30-2007 07:17 PM

I don't know you Nerindel, but I hope you will have a splendid birthday!

littlemanpoet 04-30-2007 08:10 PM

Happy Birthday, Nerindel, and welcome back to Eorling Mead Hall after your absence. We missed you and we're glad you're back. :)

Firefoot 05-01-2007 05:32 AM

^Everything Elempi said. :) Happy birthday, Nerindel.

Orominuialwen 05-01-2007 10:31 AM

Happy 7th birthday to our beloved Barrow-Downs! :D :smokin: :Merisu:

Hookbill the Goomba 05-01-2007 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Orominuialwen
Happy 7th birthday to our beloved Barrow-Downs!

I was about to say the same thing.

Hear, hear!

Three cheers!

Hip-hip! Hurrah!

Kath 05-01-2007 01:01 PM

Well a double happy birthday then. How lucky is Nerindel to have the same birthday as the 'Downs!? :D

Volo 05-09-2007 07:40 AM

Happy birthday ninja91! :)

Thinlómien 05-22-2007 02:08 AM

Happy birthday to a missing Wight, JennyHallu!

Mithalwen 05-23-2007 05:07 AM

Happy birthday to Tigerlily Gamgee, to whom all nosey wights owe a debt of gratitude for running the Photo page. :D

Beleg Cuthalion 05-23-2007 04:16 PM

Yes have a good one. (Sorry I just had too)


Thinlómien 05-24-2007 01:27 AM

Belated birthday congrats for Ms. Gamgee and thanks for the awesome photo page! :)

Mithalwen 05-30-2007 11:11 AM

To absent pack mates....
Happy birthday to Elu Ancalime, a fellow wolf from way back

Brinniel 05-31-2007 01:20 AM

A Happy Birthday to our very wonderful mod....Esty!!!

Cheers! :)

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