Monday, December 04, 2006

A Little Latino Beat

Perhaps you've heard the beat of these Latino hooves.

Here's "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," in Latin, in a version purported to be translated by a Harry C. Maynard. It all comes from a smart and terrific blog, apparently posted by a Laura Gibbs at Latin Christmas Carols.


Rudolphus, naso rubro,
naso nitidissimo,
si umquam eum spectes,
dicas eum fulgere.

Reliqui tum renones
deridebant ludentes,
semper vetabant eum
apud ludos ludere.

Deinde ante Natalem
Santa venit, et
"Tu, Rudolphe nitide,
traham meam duc nocte."

Dein, ut renones amant,
exclamantes hilare:
"Rudolphe, naso rubro,
in annalibus eris!"


Now get back to work!

Age quod agis.

("Do what you are doing.")

Laugh. Or....

Else.

6 comments:

jbwritergirl said...

It's pretty funny to see something so familiar in a different language. It brings to mind watching a long ago television show I was on in German. Watching my lips move but having no idea what I was saying.

It also reminds me of the new Berlitz tape I'm listening to to learn French. It's set to music and you repeat to the beat of the song. Only problem is, I'm concentrating too hard on singing in the right place, which leaves me unable to remember what the hell I'm saying. Oh Well, tout finis.
Orivoir, lol,
JB

Anonymous said...

i didn't think anyone knew latin - anymore...it used to be a required language but now-a-days we're lucky we teach them english...

beautiful peom - thanks for sharing!

Woozie said...

Trust me--a lot of the people who are learning English now can't even speak it.

Margaret said...

Eeek, I could read that. It's been 15 years since that fly by Latin Course and these brain cells still remember stuff?

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is really cool. Yeah.. I don't know latin... it's one of those dead languages you mean to learn but just never get around too. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Want to see some “real” flower power?