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icon A song I wrote. It's terrible, and in second rate Spanish too. (0)  
It\'s in Spanish for reasons I won\'t go in to. My entire knowledge of Spanish is based on 2 years of high school experience, so if you\'re more fluent then me, be nice.

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
ya no quiere caminar
Porque El Beethro, con su espada grande
Pintó paredes con su tripas

(edited to make it flow a bit better)

[Edited by fatass on 04-10-2003 at 02:03 AM GMT]
04-09-2003 at 10:01 PM
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What a coincidence, I study Spanish too. Has to be my least favorite class. Not because of the language, that\'s interesting. It\'s all the incredibly hard work and studying that my teacher makes us cram into a very short period of time that gets to me.

If you don\'t have the Spanish skills to translate (and if you do, you should), here is the song in rough English:

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A very funny song indeed! Note that just typing it into a translator will not yield the proper results. (it almost never does)

[Edited by Sokko on 04-10-2003 at 02:32 AM GMT]

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My english can suck at times, but spanish is my main language, so I can see far more mistakes.

Here is the song, translated by a perfect hispanic speaker and not-even-near-perfect english speaker:

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Sokko\'s remark is right. Is should be \"ya no puede caminar\". \"Espada grande\", although correct, sounds weird in this context; \"Gran espada\" is better. And \"su tripas\" should be \"sus tripas\" or \"su tripa\".

But I\'ve been trying to fix the rhyme; the emphasys in \"caminar\" is very different than \"tripas\". My version:

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
ya no puede caminar
Pues vino Beethro, y su espada grande
Esparció su tripa en la pared

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04-09-2003 at 11:33 PM
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Thanks. I haven\'t done any formal Spanish studying in a few years, so your version is quite welcome.
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icon Re: A song I wrote. It's terrible, and in second rate Spanish too. (0)  
The reason I chose \"quiere\" instead of \"puede\" is because there\'s another song called \"La cucaracha\" which goes like this, as I always heard it.

La Cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no quiere caminar.
porque no tiene, porque le falta,
marijuana que fumar.

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It\'s interesting then, that \"puede\" works much better than \"quiere\" in both songs.
04-10-2003 at 01:57 AM
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The original version goes:

La Cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar.
porque no tiene, porque le faltan,
las dos patitas de atrás.

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04-10-2003 at 04:37 PM
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icon Re: A song I wrote. It's terrible, and in second rate Spanish too. (0)  
It\'s actually \"already he does not want to walk\", unless for some weird reason you\'re not translating the \"ya\" (and I\'ve never encountered a situation where it isn\'t).

Oh yeah, I really should have noticed the agreement thing. My teacher would kill me; that\'s the thing everyone always forgets about in our class.

Also, I think you meant to say \"on the wall\", not \"in the wall\", I believe \"en\" can mean both in and on.

I happen to think that \"painted the walls with its intestines\" sounds more... poetic than just splashing them on. But then again what do I know about Spanish poems? I guess I\'m kind of aiming for something that sounds good in English, because as Spanish is not my first language I wouldn\'t know what \"sounds good\" in it. You decide.

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Does \"pues\" really mean because? I was taught that it meant \"Well...\", a word to start off a sentence when you\'re still kind of putting it together.

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Thank God for German.

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icon Re: A song I wrote. It's terrible, and in second rate Spanish too. (0)  
Do you realise you're bumping a post almost as old as the forum itself?
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DyRsOfDh14 wrote:
It's against the rules? :?
Not officially, but it's generally frowned upon to bump a topic this old. Besides, not all people who posted here are active anymore, and the discussion has long ended.

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Note to future readers--slimm tom wasn't referring to himself. There is a deleted post.

Me likey the idea of "Deleted Post" or "Post deleted" with the username to the left, as opposed to complete erasure.

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I agree, but I'd like to see 1 exception added:

Posts deleted by moderators do get completely erased with no mark.
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Nuntar wrote:
* All posts can be erased, but erasing the first post of a topic lets the rest stand
phpBB3 is entertaining in this regard. If the first post is deleted, the next post becomes the first post and it is essentially impossible to tell it wasn't the orignal first post, which can lead to lots of confusion.
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coppro wrote:
Nuntar wrote:
* All posts can be erased, but erasing the first post of a topic lets the rest stand
phpBB3 is entertaining in this regard. If the first post is deleted, the next post becomes the first post and it is essentially impossible to tell it wasn't the orignal first post, which can lead to lots of confusion.
Hm, but a user that's not a moderator cannot delete a post if it's not the last one. That's a pro.

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rman wrote:
coppro wrote:
Nuntar wrote:
* All posts can be erased, but erasing the first post of a topic lets the rest stand
phpBB3 is entertaining in this regard. If the first post is deleted, the next post becomes the first post and it is essentially impossible to tell it wasn't the orignal first post, which can lead to lots of confusion.
Hm, but a user that's not a moderator cannot delete a post if it's not the last one. That's a pro.
No, that is bad. If a post causes a lot of negative energy to flow trough the thread, and no moderator deletes it, AND THE ORIGINAL POSTER can't do that either, then WHAT?
NOTE: Original post was causing negative energy, so i edited.
-<<Subject name here>>

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Bumping up a topic that is approximately six years old is quite irritating. The only thing that is more irritating is that the person who bumped the topic - once told that it is not reccomended in the forums - deletes there post. This just creates confusion.
My two cents.
I like the song though :)
EDIT: BTW, whoever said - I think it was zex - that when someone deleted a post it should say their username and deleted post, it would probably be a good idea to post this on The Site board. If you really wanted it to be changed, I for one agree with zex.

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Que les paso? No te entusiasmas con esta discusion fabulosa de canciones de DROD en este lenguaje tan lindo? Pucha!

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13th Slayer wrote:
]No, that is s%%t. If a post causes a lot of negative energy to flow trough the thread, and no moderator deletes it, AND THE ORIGINAL POSTER can't do that either, then WHAT?

If it's bad enough that it needs to be deleted, then a moderator will delete it. I trust the moderators' judgement far ahead of that of someone who posts the kind of post that might need deleting.
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Hey man

there's negative energy flowing all through this thread man

I CAN FEEL IT MAN
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