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Happy birthday, revme and sage_and_sea!

It may be dangerous to give me your phone number. I just left the following message on revme's voice mail:
Happy birthday! ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Oh crap, I forgot how to say it in Esperanto. Luckily I decided to err on the side of politeness and not play you the Dora the Explorer birthday song. I guess I'll have to e-mail you or make a blog post to wish you a happy birthday the old-fashioned way. [laughter]


It's also sage_and_sea's birthday, so happy birthday, you crazy northwesterners!


According to Omniglot, "feliĉan datrevenon", "feliĉan naskiĝtagon", and "feliĉan naskiĝfeston" are all ways to say "happy birthday" in Esperanto.


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Aug. 30th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
hah, I just got the message (I either was in the shower when you called, downstairs, cleaning or just spacing), so thanks! That was pretty awesome. So, yes, thank you!

And that's pretty cool; the C-with-the-circumflex is pronounced "ch", and the G-with-same is a J sound, IIRC. (The actual J is a Y sound.) Also, the "-a/on" is the Object suffix. (A is adjective, O is noun.) Which I think would make sense, since the subject is implied, right? That'd make sense to me anyway. (It's been a long time since I've thought about Esperanto words! That is the problem for when you don't use it, which is sad.)
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
You're so cute!!!!
Sep. 1st, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
Um. Didn't want to unscreen comments and stuff.

Um. How do I find the model number for a Singer electric machine (and horribly painted table) if all I have is the serial number for the sewer and the serial number for the motor on the rear. It's a belt driven motor, possibly added later, as it looks like it could have been a footpedaled model, or during the time where tehy converted from foot to electric, as the motor wires attatch via something like screweyes at the ends of the cords instead of plugs.

Me mum has her mum's Singer, and it's foot pedal, so that's what makes me think it's a footpedal or during a conversion time. Cuz.. it's old. :D
Sep. 1st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
No problem.

If you have the serial number from the machine head, which is what I'm guessing you mean by the serial "for the sewer", contact Singer and they'll date it for you: 1-800-4-SINGER or talktous@singerco.com. The date will usually tell you the model as well, which will make it easier to find parts or a copy of the manual. (Many companies sell printed copies of manuals for older machines; you may also be able to find it for free in PDF format.)

For reference, there's a section on Singers at the International Sewing Machine Collectors Society site and Treadle On has some great information on maintenance and repair of old machines, including their cabinets.
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