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Do you know any cute,clever poetry in unusual languages?(see details)

Asked by Christian95 (3250 points ) February 26th, 2012

I want to make a gift form my girlfriend and I have a small old looking book which has painted covers and it pretty cool.I would like to write some small clever,cute piece of poetry but I would like it to be in an unusual language(not English,German or latin languages language).Can you help me?

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whitecarnations's avatar

What is an unusual language? Because usually, people who speak other languages are speaking a language.

srmorgan's avatar

Since anything you choose in a non-Germanic or non-Romance language is going to be incomprehensible to your girlfriend you could even just make up nonsense syllables and get away with it. Call it Slovenian.

A simple poem written in the Cyrillic alphabet might be interesting but you are going to have to cut-and-paste something, Cyrillic script bears no resemblance to the printed alphabet. The same goes for Hebrew or Yiddish.

Why not get some Haiku written in Japanese and cut-and-paste that into your book, or copy it, if you like and then include an English translation on the same or next page.

The only other thing I could think of might be excerpts from something written in Middle English like Beowulf or the Canterbury Tales. The language is distinctly different from modern English.

SRM

blueiiznh's avatar

Perhaps you are looking more for a quote if it is a small area to cover.

Mi Mejor Amigo

Cuando tengo algún problema
Él esta para escucharme,
Pues él siempre me aconseja,
Y me ayuda a desahogarme.

Cuando pienso en el fracaso
Me regala una esperanza,
Y me dice que en mis pasos
Yo debo tener confianza.

Él me comparte sus penas,
Y también las cosas buenas
Que le pasan en su casa,
Y en la escuela.

annewilliams5's avatar

@blueiiznh – It’s beautiful in it’s original language. Is there an English version?

blueiiznh's avatar

OK the full poem:
Mi Mejor Amigo

Cuando tengo algún problema
Él esta para escucharme,
Pues él siempre me aconseja,
Y me ayuda a desahogarme.

Cuando pienso en el fracaso
Me regala una esperanza,
Y me dice que en mis pasos
Yo debo tener confianza.

Él me comparte sus penas,
Y también las cosas buenas
Que le pasan en su casa,
Y en la escuela.

El me hace mirar mis faltas
Cuando cometo un error,
Y nunca me da la espalda
Cuando le pido un favor.

Cuando el tiempo nos separa,
Los recuerdos nos consuelan.
Y si es grande la distancia
No importa lo que suceda.
Pues somos amigos,
Y nuestra amistad
Es lo que nos mantiene unidos.

Él es mi amigo sincero
Y mi más fiel compañero,
Él que guarda mis secretos
Y me sabe comprender.

Él que me dice
“Cuenta conmigo”
Es mi mejor amigo.

blueiiznh's avatar

Translation to English:
My Best Friend

When I have a problem
He is to listen,
As he always advised me,
And it helps me vent.

When I think of failure
He gives me hope,
And I said in my footsteps
I must have confidence.

He shares their sorrows,
And the good things
That happen at home,
And at school.

He makes me look my faults
When I make a mistake,
And never turn your back
When I ask a favor.

As time separates us
Memories comfort us.
And if the distance is large
No matter what happens.
As we are friends,
And our friendship
It’s what keeps us together.

He is my true friend
And my most faithful companion,
He who keeps my secrets
And I know understand.

He tells me
“Stand By Me”
It’s my best friend.

annewilliams5's avatar

Did you write this? It is beautiful, even in English.

blueiiznh's avatar

The only reference I find for the poem writing is by Manuel

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