Re: 4701

From: Andrew Cunningham (andrewc@mail.vicnet.net.au)
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 01:05:56 EST

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     From memory, although my memory may be faulty, there are some slight
    differences between the animals assigned in the Chinese calendars and
    the animals assigned in the Vietnamese calendar.

    in the Vietnamese sequence, it is goat. while most chinese sources
    indicate sheep (occasionally they say ram, but sheep is most common)

    at least thats what i seem to remember. But then three's been so many
    fire crackers going off over the three days of tet, that something might
    have rattled loose in my memory.

    Andrew

    Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 10:19 -0800 2003-02-01, Eric Muller wrote:
    >
    >> Michael Everson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Happy New Year of the YŠng to everybody! (I can't work out whether
    >>> it's the Year of the Sheep, the Goat, or the Ram.)
    >>
    >>
    >> Ram.
    >
    >
    > europe.cnn.com (which I was looking at for other, sadder reasons), says
    > Goat. My local Superquinn's (large grocery chain) has had signs on all
    > the Chinese food for weeks which says Ram. My Chinese dictionary says
    > Sheep.



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