Re: Translation Exercise: Probable-Possible
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 3, 2004, 8:42|
--- John Cowan skrzypszy:
> Here's a translation exercise. The English original is by
> Frederick Winsor, and all were published in _The Space Child's
> Mother Goose_.
> Probable-Possible, my black hen,
> She lays eggs in the Relative When.
> She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now
> Because she's unable to postulate how.
Interesting. Well, I'm currently revamping Wenedyk's verbal
paradigms, but this little poem is hardly affected by the changes.
PoÅºbÅa-ProbabÅa, Åu puÅa mia niegra, kÃ³d
Ponie Åwie owa en KwÄ
Nie ponie swÃ³r owÃ³r en NÄk Pozytywu,
SiÄgÅamiÄÄ prostokÃ³d Åa nie sapie komÃ³d.
Poz'bl\a-Probabl\a, l\u pul\a mia niegra, ko'd
Ponie s'wie owa en Kwa,du Relatywu,
Nie ponie swo'r ow'or en Ne,k Pozytywu,
Sie,gl\amie,c' prostoko'od l\a nie sapie komo'd.
Possible-Probable, that's my black hen, which
lays her eggs in the Relative When,
Does not lay her eggs in the Positive Now.
Only because she does not know how.
Later I might try to translate it into Dutch as well.
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed
room with a mosquito."
Relay 10: http://steen.free.fr/relay10/
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