The other day I went to a carol concert here in Barcelona. It finished with White Christmas – or it should have, but this is what we got:
I'm dreaming of a why Christmas
With every Christmas card I wry
May your days be merry and brigh
And may all your Christmases be why.
It’s the final-consonant problem of course. Native English choirs pride themselves on all hitting the sound at the same instant. However, Catalan does have words that end with t, unlike Spanish, which has no words ending with the airway obstructed or the mouth closed.
Or so I thought till I went to YouTube and found that Bing Crosby misses the t’s too.
So what? Happy Christmas to those who celebrate it, and enjoy yourselves anyway to those who don’t.
I have been otherwise occupied in the last few months. I hope to resume normal service in the New Year.