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Thread #58902   Message #935277
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
17-Apr-03 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
Back in June 2002 we had a request for a translation This Thread of the Welsh "Cān Y Melinydd" from 'Mad Maudlin' who wished to sing it in Welsh, but wanted to know what she was singing. This led to a translation, and later to a translation which also followed scansion and rhyme scheme, so the song could be sung in English. However, if one can produce a reasonable approximation of the pronunciation and accentuation, I would always prefer to hear an attempt in the original.

Personal preference only!

Nigel