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peu cap desanque que nos dansaron


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14:02 Aug 30, 2008
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Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / Folk song
Catalan term or phrase: peu cap desanque que nos dansaron
This is from the Catalan Christmas carol "E la don, don." As a Spanish speaker, I understant the rest of the song fairly well. I will be singing this song with a choir, and I don't like to sing words of which I do not know the meaning. Thanks so much!
Kathleen Shelly
Local time: 21:55

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2On pale feet the angels danced for us
Mar Brotons
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xxxLia Fail

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On pale feet the angels danced for us

Hi Kathleen. I believe this is actually Occitan, rather than Catalan. Like you, I don't understand the sentence, but I have found this translation on the web I reference below. Hope it is of some use.

    Reference: http://www.voxsings.com/angelus_trans.html
Mar Brotons
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
Notes to answerer
Asker: Before I presented this question to proz members, I had already done exhaustive research, and had found this translation already. I can't really chose this answer because it seems to make the word "desanque" serve two purposes: to say "pale" (no blood-sang) and "angels" (des "anges"). As I stated above, I am awaiting outside input. Thank you so very much for your efforts to answer this question.

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neutral  xxxMilena Bosco: Hola Mar I posted another possible guess for the translation yesterday in the discussion area. I think that one is a better one, I hope that KAthleen can keep track of my old peer comments, I have no clue where to post this message... :)
1 day 1 hr
  -> Hi Milena. Good point about the origin. "Garçons" sent me in the wrong direction, because it is not used in modern Catalan. The translation I found and the one Lia linked both seem quite "free". You might be closer with your suggestion.
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xxxLia Fail
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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