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PostSubject: Try and translate this into standard English   Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:43 am

This is poem written in a very, very strong Scots tongue and I wonder if anyone here can translate it. You can't use a translator because, technically, it's not a 'real' language Very Happy .

See ma mammy
See ma dinner ticket
A pititnma
Pokit an she pititny
Washnmachine.

See thon burnty
Up werrs firewiz
Ma mammy says
Am no tellnyagain
No'y playnit.
A jist wen'y eatma
Pokacrisps furma dinner
Nabigwoffldoon.

The wummin sed Aver near
Clapsd
Jistur heednur
Wee wellies sticknoot.

They sed Wot heppind?
Nme'nma belly
Na bedna hospital.
A sed A pititnma
Pokit an she pititny
Washnmachine.

They sed Ees thees chaild ebslootly
Non verbal?
A sed MA BUMSAIR
Nwen'y sleep.


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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:28 am

See my mummy
See my dinner ticket
I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine

That's as far as I got so far, I'll keep trying though.
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:54 pm

The Burning Soul wrote:
See my mummy
See my dinner ticket
I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine

That's as far as I got so far, I'll keep trying though.
correct so far, I'm glad someone is trying. the next verse is the hardest - it took my AGES to figure it out
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:55 pm

I've been trying. I got the first three verses, but then I got stuck....
Mad

They don't REALLY speak like that in Scotland, right? Suspect Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:43 am

SmashedBrother wrote:
I've been trying. I got the first three verses, but then I got stuck....
Mad

They don't REALLY speak like that in Scotland, right? Suspect Shocked


lol!
some do in the highlands, most of us (including me) talk in a diluted version
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:47 pm

I'm going to give in to my wimp side and ask what N'weny(last paragraph) and burnty (2nd) mean?

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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:04 am



Here's my absolute best reading of it.

See my mummy
See my dinner ticket
I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine

So then burnt it
Up worse fireworks
My mummy says
I'm not telling you again
Not to play in it
I just went to eat my
Pack of crisps for my dinner
And a big waffle down.

The woman said I've near
Collapsed
Just your head and your
Wee willy's sticking out.

They said What happened?
And me and my belly
In a bed in a hospital.
I said I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine.

They said Is this child absolutely
Non verbal?
I said MY BUM'S SORE
And went to sleep.

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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:14 pm

So is Roy correct, Fire?

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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:44 pm

frozentreasure wrote:


Here's my absolute best reading of it.

See my mummy
See my dinner ticket
I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine
Correct so far

frozentreasure wrote:

So then burnt it
Up worse fireworks
My mummy says
I'm not telling you again
Not to play in it
I just went to eat my
Pack of crisps for my dinner
And a big waffle down.
A bit's wrong here, "see that burnty" translates to "do you know that burnt out building (I think). The next line is "Up where the fire was". The rest it fine other than the last line. It means "And I ate them quickly". Literally it says "And I waffled them down". [/quote]

frozentreasure wrote:

The woman said I've near
Collapsed
Just your head and your
Wee willy's sticking out.
The last line here is actually "Wee wellies sticking out" More family friendly I'd say.

frozentreasure wrote:

They said What happened?
And me and my belly
In a bed in a hospital.
I said I put it in my
Pocket and she put it in the
Washing machine.

They said Is this child absolutely
Non verbal?
I said MY BUM'S SORE
And went to sleep.
All correct!

Nice work, Roy, I'll give you a B. Especially since you live on the side of the Earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:22 pm

The Earth doesn't have sides. Or it has infinite sides. Either way it's kinda odd to say I live on the side of the Earth.

Also, how is any of that a poem?
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:12 am

How isn't a poem? They don't have to rhyme. And don't read too much into it, just an expression for someone who lives far away from you.
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PostSubject: Re: Try and translate this into standard English   Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:34 am

Okay, so I had to delete the last minute of typing I put into this here text box, since I don't think I can get away with quote-unquote "harmless joke racism", the way I was going.

In any case, yay for me, I got a B. I'm gonna put it in my pocket and then put it in the washing machine.
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