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 Post subject: Please, Please Lyric Help needed on "A Song for Europe."
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:41 am 
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I found the English translation of the French lyrics of "A Song For Europe." Now please, does someone know the English translation of these Latin lyrics:

"Ecce momenta
Illa mirabilia
Quae captabit
In aeternum
Memor
Modo dolores
Sunt in dies
Non est reliquum
Vero tantum
Comminicamus
Perdita"
http://www.roxyrama.com/classic/lyrics/ ... rope.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Please Lyric Help needed on "A Song for Europe."
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:39 pm 
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elshiva wrote:
I found the English translation of the French lyrics of "A Song For Europe." Now please, does someone know the English translation of these Latin lyrics:

"Ecce momenta HERE ARE THE MOMENTS
Illa mirabilia THOSE OF WONDER
Quae captabit WHICH WILL BE HELD
In aeternum FOREVER
Memor MINDFUL
Modo dolores THAT ONLY GRIEFS
Sunt in dies ARE IN DAYS
Non est reliquum WHAT IS LEFT
Vero tantum IT'S NOT MUCH INDEED
Comminicamus WE SHARE
Perdita" WHAT WE LOST
http://www.roxyrama.com/classic/lyrics/ ... rope.shtml


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 Post subject: Dear giorgia, What are you trying to say?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:02 am 
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You just recopied my reply. What happened? BTW: I found a translation on this site:
http://rateyourmusic.com/board_message/ ... is_2394432

Ecce momenta
Illa mirabilia
Quae captabit
In aeternum
Memor
Modo dolores
Sunt in dies
Non est reliquum
Vero tantum
Comminicamus
Perdita.

Here are all those wonderful moments
that he who remembers tries to catch for all eternity.
Today only sorrow,
nothing really is there (for us).
We just share the past (lost things, literally).


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Please Lyric Help needed on "A Song for Europe."
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Dear Elshiva,
by the side of each quoted Latin lyrics line I wrote the words in English (can you read them?)
BTW,the translation provided by a Latin teacher is far more trustworthy :?


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 Post subject: Now I see it! Thank you!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:56 am 
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You're translation is helpful, too. But, yes, I have to agree with you, because that person claimed to be a Latin teacher. I only had a semester of Latin and I forgot most of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Please Lyric Help needed on "A Song for Europe."
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:36 pm 
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Always loved Mr Ferry crooning those Latin lyrics with his English pronunciation !
It makes him even sexier ;)


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 Post subject: While I agree with you on the sexiness part,
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:29 am 
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he speaks the Latin in the original recording and in most concert videos I've seen. He actually croons the French part. OH JAMAIS, JAMAIS, JAMAIS! That's really sweet. :D


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