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Hard To Concentrate ? Hard to translate

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Hard To Concentrate ? Hard to translate

Postby Cathippolyte-FRA » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:14 pm

One of my long-term plans is to translate RHCP songs into french.

Not just one more word for word Google translation.
Because I love english language and I love Anthony's writings.

RHCP lyrics are peppered ;) with play on words.
They are poetry...
The way they can be understood depends on each person, and even each particular person will discover different senses each different day he/she lives, depending on his/her mood.
That's why they are so 'hard to translate'...
But I'm bold enough to try.
There will be a part of me in these translations.
I also want them to be melodious.
And I want to share them.

Do you know if anybody else have already tried this before ?

BTW - Don't Forget Me - viewtopic.php?p=10828#p10828

SA - Desecration Smile - viewtopic.php?p=10826#p10826
SA - Hard To Concentrate - viewtopic.php?p=10825#p10825
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Re: Hard To Concentrate ? Hard to translate

Postby JButterfly » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:22 pm

Hey! What interesting idea :vgrin
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