Wednesday, May 31, 2006

For those

Who call this a Spanish Version of the Star Spangled banner let me take a moment to mock you.

First English

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Spanish in Babel Fish

¿Opinión de O, puede usted ver, por la luz temprana del amanecer, qué tan orgulloso nosotros hail'd en destellar pasado del crepúsculo? ¿De quién amplias rayas y estrellas brillantes, thro ' la lucha peligrosa, O'er los terraplenes watch'd, tan galantemente fluíamos? Y el fulgor rojo de los cohetes, las bombas que estallaban en aire, dio a thro de la prueba ' la noche que nuestra bandera todavía estaba allí. ¿Opinión de O, esa bandera estrella-star-spangled todavía agita O'er la tierra del libre y el hogar del valiente?

The "Version" Also in spanish

Verso 1

Amanece, lo veis?, a la luz de la aurora?

lo que tanto aclamamos la noche al caer?

sus estrellas sus franjas

flotaban ayer

en el fiero combate

en señal de victoria,

fulgor de lucha, al paso de la libertad.

Por la noche decían:

"Se va defendiendo!"

The babel fish spanish version back into english

Opinion of Or, can you see, by the early light of the dawn, what so proud we hail'd in flashing last of the twilight? Of whom ample rays and shining stars, thro ' the dangerous fight, Óer the embankments watch'd, so galantemente we flowed? And the red fulgor of the rockets, the pumps that exploded in air, gave thro of the test ' the night that our flag still was there. Opinion of Or, that flag still stars-star-spangled shakes Óer the Earth of free and the home of the brave one?

the Version's English translation

Verse 1

It's sunrise. Do you see by the light of the dawn

What we proudly hailed last nightfall?

Its stars, its stripes

yesterday streamed

above fierce combat

a symbol of victory

the glory of battle, the march toward liberty.

Throughout the night, they proclaimed: "We will defend it!"

So folks it is not a Spanish version of the Star Spangled Banner by any form of imagination

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