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Re: Natlang (Italian) Translation Question Help?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, July 7, 2003, 17:44
On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 19:35:29 -0400 Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
> On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 15:44:28 -0400, Roger Mills <romilly@...> > wrote: > > RM-- Is that from the libretto to the opera?
> Yep.
> > Probably a good translation there. My attempt--- > > Don A.: Here's (Here comes, Behold) the doctor, lovely ladies. > > F & G: (It's) Despina in disguise (in a mask), what sad skin. > > (That last phrase is literal and perhaps has some idiomatic > meaning, > > like 'What an ugly mug' ???)
> My copy of the libretto w/ translation is in storage, but I'm pretty > sure > the last bit is something like, "what a joke!" Right after this, > Despina > lists a number of languages she claims to speak (unfortunately, I > don't think any were conlangs).
> Jeff
- Thanks both of you! -Stephen (Steg) "do it under some foliage" (the answer to all of life's problems and complications) ~ the huck finn of the lower east side