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Thread #2800   Message #12763
Posted By: RS
21-Sep-97 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Subject: RE: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
I have a draft of Dodi Li, but will have to tidy it up before I send it, so it may be a while.

For Erev Shel Shoshanim, the English translation I've included (separate thread) is very poetical but unfortunately _not_ singable. I wrote it out line by line, so that people who know a bit of Hebrew can follow the translation line by line with the original.

For Hinei Ma Tov, I have just posted a Lyric Addition thread with some comments, translation, and a new gender-inclusive variation.

Unfortunately there is no standardised transliteration format for Hebrew ... Jerry Friedman's list is a good guide, but not universal. On the other hand, the way I see it, if someone around does know Hebrew, they can help you out; and if not, well then no-one will know if you don't get it quite right!