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Re: The Ring Thing

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, August 7, 2000, 22:19
On Sat, 5 Aug 2000, Roger Mills wrote:

> Just a wicked thought for a project that could keep us all busy for the next > several years: a polyglot conlang translation of Wagner's _Ring_. Each > character sings in a different lang. Condition: Words must match the > music.
You don't bloody want much, do you? Look what a mess W. himself made with the French version of "Parzival": full of all kinds of false declamation. And then there's the W.H. Auden version of _The Magic Flute_: much better poetry than the original, but it doesn't sing for beans. -- John Cowan C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux, de rapport nyait pas. -- Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"