August 18, 2010

Summer

Posted in Weather tagged , , , at 8:33 am by Liliana

Summer fruit

Summer fruit

The writer Henry James said:

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Who of us could disagree?

But I also love summer morning and midday, evening and night. Every part of a summer day has its own charms and delights. And every language has a beautiful word for this enchanting season.

Here is a sampling:

  • English – summer
  • Estonian – suvi
  • Filipino – tag-init
  • French – été
  • German – sommer
  • Hungarian – nyár
  • Icelandic – sumar
  • Indonesian – musim panas
  • Irish – samhradh
  • Italian- estate
  • Latvian – vasara
  • Romanian- vară
  • Serbian – leto
  • Swahili – majira
  • Turkish – yaz
  • Vietnamese – mùa hè
  • Welsh – haf