Off topic: What language is this? Occitan? Catalan? What else?
Thread poster: Erik Freitag

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Jul 7

Dear colleagues,

I've been asked by a friend to help her identify the language of the following song lyrics (and possibly provide a rough translation). Might this be Occitan? Any hints are much appreciated!


Jo tinc un amor petit
i llaminer
com un infant.

Un amor escadusser
que mossega l'esquer
i no s'empassa l'ham.

Jo tinc un amor rumbós,
vermell i sucós
com una magrana.

Jo tins un amor
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Dear colleagues,

I've been asked by a friend to help her identify the language of the following song lyrics (and possibly provide a rough translation). Might this be Occitan? Any hints are much appreciated!


Jo tinc un amor petit
i llaminer
com un infant.

Un amor escadusser
que mossega l'esquer
i no s'empassa l'ham.

Jo tinc un amor rumbós,
vermell i sucós
com una magrana.

Jo tins un amor amic
que mata de gust
i que es mor de ganes.

Ni cec
ni tràgic
ni pactat.

Ni etern
ni màgic
ni llogat.

Rajant-me pels descosits
tinc un amor petit.

Jo tinc un amor petit
nou com el temps
de la saó,
que es crema com l'encenall;
arriba a cavall
i s'enfila als balcons.

Jo tinc un amor company
que no duu records
ni deixa penyores.

Jo tinc un amor per tu
que es posa a ballar
quan li donen corda.



Many thanks in advance,
kind regards
Erik
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AVAT  Identity Verified
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Pardon de répondre en français Jul 7

Il me semble qu'il s'agit de catalan

Claire Bourneton-Gerlach
Natalia Pedrosa
expressisverbis
IanDhu
 

Francisco Vare
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Catalan Jul 7

This is Catalan

Maria Hoskins
 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Merci Jul 7

Merci beaucoup! Les réponses en français sont bienvenues aussi!

 

Dominique Durand  Identity Verified
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Catalan ? Jul 7

You could ask in the Spanish forum, I think it's Catalan too.
For Google translate too,it is catalan - but the translatin does not really make any sense.


 

AVAT  Identity Verified
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Tenez-nous au courant ? Jul 7

J'ai une petite idée de la traduction mais je n'ose la proposer, je n'ai pas de réelles connaissances du catalan. Comme le suggère Dominique, le mieux est sans doute de demander à nos amis Espagnols.
Cependant, ma curiosité de traductrice adorerait connaître la traduction faite par quelqu'un qui maîtrise la langue et la comparer avec ce que je crois être la traduction.


P.L.F.Persio
 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
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Catalan Jul 7

At least according Google. Just paste the first part In Google, and it says that the song has been translated from Catalan to Spanish by Joan Manuel Serrat.

[Edited at 2019-07-07 09:37 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-07-07 09:38 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-07-07 09:39 GMT]


expressisverbis
 

expressisverbis
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You can find it on youtube in Castilian: Jul 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9rI3kpjQMA

 

Emanuele Vacca
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100% catalan Jul 7

Hi,

It's definitely Catalan.

Source: I lived 1 year and a half in Catalonia and I can speak Catalan.

Regards,


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Thanks very much! Jul 8

Thanks a lot to everybody! Merci à tous!

With the information provided I've at least been able to find a translation into Spanish:

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/canó-de-lamor-petit-canción-del-amor-pequeño.html

Kind regards,
Erik


 


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