I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
I'm trying to revive my rather rusty Spanish. One of the green's favourite tips for language learning seems to be to immerse yourself in TV programmes/films/music in the target language. So I want to start listening to Spanish-language music, and I need some recommendations. [more inside]
I'm looking for a song I heard on the radio a couple of times about 6 or 7 years ago. The music was interspersed with a Spanish language lesson in it that started out seeming normal and got kinkier as it went on. Ring any bells? [more inside]
I'm looking for lyrics (in Russian/Cyrillic) to this song. I'm not familiar enough with russian to do more than pick out a few words. I don't want the English lyrics, I would like to figure that part out myself. :) Any help at all would be appreciated.
So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
I'm trying to find information on the translation of musical theater, particularly the songs. [more inside]
How is "I should mind" used to mean "I don't really mind"? This and other grammar/language questions inside. [more inside]
Which accent or dialect commonly pronounces "pot-tay-to" as "poh-tah-to"? [more inside]
Bi- and multilingual mefites - in languages other than English, what are the generic rhymes that appear again and again in lyrics and poems? [more inside]
How do you sing in Chinese and other tonal languages? Does the music follow the notes as usual but deviate a little bit to express tones (which could explain the sort of warbly psychedelic sound of the Chinese singing I've heard), or does the music itself dictate what tones are used - in which case I'd guess lyrics are mostly limited to flat tones since singing is mostly level notes.
Is there a good place to find lyrics and discussion in english about non-english music? I have been trying to find information on the lyrics of Emir Kustarica's No Smoking Orchestra (specifically Pitbull Terrier) but no luck. Where do you get lyrics?