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Build peace: be on time

My Mom and Dad had written a few words on a paper and hung it on the wall in our kitchen. We grew up watching our parents invite all kinds of people into our home for dinners. Strangers. This included any person who was lost in the airport or someone they found lost on the street....A warm meal, pajamas, a clean bed in the guest room, a bathroom, and the next day after breakfast, often supplied with a gift (usually a sweater or socks), and a map they provided a ride to the train or bus station. Most of those people spoke a foreign tongue that none of us understood. But at the end of Mom and Dad's "hospitality adventure" my parents had added a line to their list on the wall and that person had walked away with theirs. To this day my family receives letters and visits from those travelers and their children and even grand children. Every time we gather together there is “letter” readings and....tears of joy.

The paper on the wall read:

Italian: Ti Amo
German: Ich Liebe Dich
Japanese: Ai Shite Imasu
Chinese: Wo Ai Ni
Swedish: Jag Alskar Dig
Greek: S'Agapo
Hawaiian: Aloha Wau La Oe
Irish: Thaim In Grabh Leat
Hebrew: Ani Ohev Otakh
Persian: Du Stet Daaram
Russian: Ya Lyublyu Tyebya
Albanian: Une Te Dua
Finnish: Mina Rakkastan Sinua
Turkish: Seni Seviyorum
Hungarian: Se Ret Lay
Maltese: Jien Inhobbok
Catalan: Testimo Molt
French: Je t'aime
Spanish: Te Amo
Eskimo: Nagligivaget
English: I love you

Now I wish my parents had learned to say " We love you" instead.
Will you help me rewrite this list and include your language too ??

~~ With Happy New Year Wishes~~


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    Jan 6 2013: In FILIPINO (when referring to the national language, FILIPINO also pertains to the race/people) or Tagalog (one of the 171 local dialects. in a country composed of 7,100 islands) which happens to have been designated as the National Language of the Philippines: Filipino/Tagalog are therefore interchangeable.

    I LOVE YOU = Mahal kita (love you) a longer version is IKAW AY MAHAL KO [ Ikaw (you), ay (be or just a conjunction), mahal (love) ko (I)]

    WE LOVE YOU = Mahal namin kayo (Mahal is love, namin (we/us) is plural, and kayo (you) is plural but can also be singular when used to show a sign of respect to an older person usually.

    Its great that your parents brought that tradition of 'hospitality adventure' into your home!
    Warm regards,
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      Jan 6 2013: Dear Mari;
      Thank you for your wonderful teaching. I sometimes wonder how many languages there would be in the world if we counted all dialects...Meanwhile...I am still trying to get my head around 7100 islands :-)

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      Jan 17 2013: Dear Mari,
      I hope you accept the Zahn Peace Prize for your participation in this idea, for co-authoring this pathway with me and for your contributions in 'building peace on time'.

      Thank you.
      ( To know about the prize see my comment to Ronny )
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      Jan 21 2013: Dear Mari,

      I hope you will have a chance to read through all the entries to our thread and find them helpful in your general approach. Also see CREDITS. Soon this session will be closed. Thank you again for your collaboration.
      Be well :)

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