Re: Translated Lyrics?

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Posted by Terry King ( on April 30, 2003 at 00:51:18:

In Reply to: Translated Lyrics? posted by Paul on April 28, 2003 at 10:34:54:

Yes there is an English translation to some of Gurdas Maan's songs..

The inlay card to the CD for "Punjeere" has all the songs on the album fully translated to English.

This begs the question that if Gurdas Maan himself does not have any problem with his lyrics being translated into English, then why are people posting messages on this discussion board telling others to refrain from translating Gurdas Maan's songs?

Also, I suspect one of the many reasons that some people may want the songs translated might be precisely to understand the songs better, and thereby improve their understanding of Punjabi.

So translation of Punjabi songs into English should be embraced with open arms as it will help those of us living in English speaking countries to teach the language to our children and thereby keep our "virsa" alive.

Gurnam Singh...what do you think about this, or have I opened a "can of worms"?

Rab Rakha,
Terry King

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