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The time has come, the Warlrus said, to speak of may things. Of ships and sails

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09:34 Aug 8, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: The time has come, the Warlrus said, to speak of may things. Of ships and sails
A well known phrase from a poem called The Walrus and the Carpenter
Kenn Shearer
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naVoici le temps venu, annonça le Morse, de nous entretenir de bien des choses (de maintes choses)...Louise Atfield
naLe moment, articula le Morse, est venu De parler de nombre de choses ...
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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Le moment, articula le Morse, est venu De parler de nombre de choses ...


Explanation:
The time has come,' the Walrus said,
‘To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.'
(http://www.wvu.edu/~law/soweb/30awalrus.html)

Le morse et le charpentier
“ Le moment, articula le Morse, est venu
De parler de nombre de choses :
De souliers.., de bateaux.., de cire à cacheter...
De choux.., et puis... de rois...
Et de dire pourquoi les vagues sont bouillantes...
Et s'il est bien exact que les porcs aient des ailes. ”
(http://www.coquillages.com/enf_recits-c5c.htm)


    Reference: http://www.coquillages.com/enf_recits-c5a.htm
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 12:33
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 755

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Voici le temps venu, annonça le Morse, de nous entretenir de bien des choses (de maintes choses)...


Explanation:
The version I have of that poem is a little different: "The time has come", the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing wax Of cabbages and kings." etc.

"Voici le temps venu", annonça (déclara) le Morse,
"De nous entretenir de bien des choses (de parler de maintes choses):
De navires et de voiles"...

Or, as in the version I have:

"Voici le temps venu", annonça (déclara) le Morse,
"De nous entretenir de bien des choses (de parler de maintes choses):
De chaussures, de vaisseaux et de cire à cacheter
De choux et de souverains"...
(I tried to keep the "sh" and "s" sounds present in the poem, while preserving the original words, but these are just suggestions, and you may wish stray further to keep the feeling and the rythm of the lines.)

Hope this helps.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
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