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From A Distance


English Text

From a Distance

(Julie Gold)


From a distance the world looks blue and green

And the snow-capped mountains white

From a distance the ocean meets the stream

And the eagle takes to flight


From a distance there is harmony

And it echoes through the land

It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace

It’s the voice of every man


From a distance we all have enough

And no one is in need

There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases

No hungry mouths to feed


From a distance we are instruments

Marching in a common band

Playing songs of home, playing songs of peace

They’re the songs of every man

God is watching us, God is watching us

God is watching us from a distance


From a distance you look like my friend

Even though we are at war

From a distance I can’t comprehend

What all this war is for


From a distance there is harmony

And it echoes through the land

It’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves

It’s the heart of every man


It’s the hope of hopes, It’s the love of loves

It’s the song of every man

Láadan Text

Thedenal

(Obeyaleshem Zhúli)


Bíidu thedenal, leyi i liyen doni,

I melíithi bo hisheden nol wa.

Thedenal, mebithim mela i wili,

I nashumáad huhoyibabí.


Thedenal, ham sha,

I zhorumi be donisha mesh.

Be dith ulethum; be dith shonethum;

Be dith withetham woho.


Thedenal, methi len woho úthú methem,

I loláad rawith themeth.

Ham re dalelolhobewan, re dalelemeholhobewan, re éeya,

Re mewoyideshúul wowith.


Thedenal, len dalehalelem,

I mezhehóomasháad shidinal alehalewan.

Mehalehale lom bethethuth; mehalehale lom shonethuth;

Hizh lom withetham woho.

Il Lahila leneth; Il Lahila leneth;

Il Lahila leneth thedenal.


Thedenal, zhedam ne i lan letho

Íizha merashonelh lezh hizh hizheden.

Thedenal, thad en ra le

In rashonelh bebáawanehéeth.


Thedenal, ham sha,

I zhorumi be donisha mesh.

Be ul ulethum; be oham ohamethum;

Be óoya withetham woho.


Sha ul ulethum; sha oham ohamethum;

Sha lom withetham woho

Re-Translation into English

Distantly

(Julie Gold)


Distantly, the world is blue and green,

And the mountains with snow upon them are white.

Distantly, the ocean and the river meet,

And the eagle begins to fly.


Distantly, there is harmony,

And it echoes across the land.

It is the voice of hope; it is the voice of peace;

It is everyone’s voice.


Distantly, we all have what we need,

And no-one feels need.

There are neither weapons, nor WMD, nor illness,

Nor intolerably hungry people.


Distantly, we are musical instruments,

And we march together to make music.

We play songs of home; we play songs of peace;

These are everyone’s songs.

The Holy One regards us; the Holy One regards us;

The Holy One regards us distantly.


Distantly, you resemble my friend

Although we war against each other.

Distantly, I cannot understand

For what purpose is war.


Distantly, there is harmony,

And it echoes across the land.

It is the hope of hope; it is the holy-love of holy-loves;

It is everyone’s heart.


Harmony is the hope of hopes; harmony is the holy-love of holy-loves;

Harmony is everyone’s song.

My Láadan Translation with Morphemic Analysis & Retranslation into English

From a Distance

Thedenal

Thedenal

BeDistant + MANN

Distantly


From a distance the world looks blue and green
And the snow-capped mountains white
From a distance the ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

Bíidu thedenal, leyi i liyen doni,
I melíithi bo hisheden nol wa.
Thedenal, mebithim mela i wili,
I nashumáad huhoyibabí.

Bíidu

DECL + POETRY

thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

leyi

BeBlue

i

And

liyen

BeGreen

doni,

Earth

I

And

melíithi

PL + BeWhite

bo

Mountain

hisheden

Snow + ASSOC

nol

Upon

wa.

MYPERC

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

mebithim

PL + Meet

mela

Ocean

i

And

wili,

River

I

And

nashumáad

BEGIN + Air + ComeGo = Fly

huhoyibabí.

Ruler + Eye + Bird = Raptor = Eagle

Distantly, the world is blue and green,
And the mountains with snow upon them are white.
Distantly, the ocean and the river meet,
And the eagle begins to fly.


From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace
It’s the voice of every man

Thedenal, ham sha,
I zhorumi be donisha mesh.
Be dith ulethum; be dith shonethum;
Be dith withetham woho.

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

ham

BePresent

sha,

Harmony

I

And

zhorumi

Sound + Shadow = Echo

be

X1

donisha

Earth + PLC

mesh.

Across

Be

X1

dith

Voice

ulethum;

Hope + PARTV + IDENT

be

X1

dith

Voice

shonethum;

Peace + PARTV + IDENT

Be

X1

dith

Voice

withetham

Person + POSSbirth + IDENT

woho.

#All

Distantly, there is harmony,
And it echoes across the land.
It is the voice of hope; it is the voice of peace;
It is everyone’s voice.


From a distance we all have enough
And no one is in need
There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases
No hungry mouths to feed

Thedenal, methi len woho úthú mewothem,
I loláad rawith themeth.
Ham re dalelolhobewan, re dalelemeholhobewan, re éeya,
Re mewoyideshúul wowith.

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

methi

PL + Have

len

We>5

woho

#All

úthú

CONJobj

methem,

PL + Need

I

And

loláad

PerceiveInt

rawith

NON + Person = Nobody

themeth.

Need + OBJ

Ham

BePresent

re

Neither…

dalelolhobewan,

MadeThing + BlowTrauma + PURP = Weapon

re

…Nor

dalelemeholhobewan

Weapon + PL = WMD

re

…Nor

éeya

Illness

Re

…Nor

mewoyideshúul

PL + REL + BeHungry + DEG–intol

wowith.

REL + Person

Distantly, we all have what we need,
And no-one feels need.
There are neither weapons, nor WMD, nor illness,
Nor intolerably hungry people.


From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of home, playing songs of peace
They’re the songs of every man
God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance

Thedenal, len dalehalelem,
I mezhehóomasháad shidinal alehalewan.
Mehalehale lom bethethuth; mehalehale lom shonethuth;
Hizh lom withetham woho.
Il Lahila leneth; Il Lahila leneth;
Il Lahila leneth thedenal.

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

len

We>5

dalehalelem,

MadeThing + Music = Instrument + IDENT

I

And

mezhehóomasháad

PL + BeAlike + Foot + ComeGo = March

shidinal

BeTogether + MANN

alehalewan.

Music + PURP

Mehalehale

PL + Music

lom

Song

bethethuth;

Home + PARTV + OBJ

mehalehale

PL + Music

lom

Song

shonethuth;

Peace + PARTV + OBJ

Hizh

Demo2-5

lom

Song

withetham

Person + POSSbirth + IDENT

woho.

#All

Il

PayAttn

Lahila

HolyOne

leneth;

We>5 + OBJ

Il

PayAttn

Lahila

HolyOne

leneth;

We>5 + OBJ

Il

PayAttn

Lahila

HolyOne

leneth

We>5 + OBJ

thedenal

BeDistant + MANN

Distantly, we are musical instruments,
And we march together to make music.
We play songs of home; we play songs of peace;
These are everyone’s songs.
The Holy One regards us; the Holy One regards us;
The Holy One regards us distantly.


From a distance you look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance I can’t comprehend
What all this war is for

Thedenal, zhedam ne i lan letho
Íizha merashonelh lezh hizh hizh rada.
Thedenal, thad en ra le
In rashonelh bebáawanehéeth.

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

zhedam

BeAlike + Manifest = Resemble

ne

You1

i

And

lan

Friend

letho

I + POSS

Íizha

Although

merashonelh

PL + NON + Peace + PEJ = War

lezh

We2-5

hizh

Demo2-5

hizh

Demo2-5

rada.

NON + BENEF

Against Each Other

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

thad

BeAble

en

Understand

ra

NEG

le

I

In

Exist

rashonelh

War

bebáawanehéeth.

Qprn1 + PURP + EMBEDq + OBJ

Distantly, you resemble my friend
Although we war against each other.
Distantly, I cannot understand
For what purpose is war.


From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves
It’s the heart of every man

Thedenal, ham sha,
I zhorumi be donisha mesh.
Be ul ulethum; be oham ohamethum;
Be óoya withetham woho.

Thedenal,

BeDistant + MANN

ham

BePresent

sha,

Harmony

I

And

zhorumi

Echo

be

X1

donisha

Earth + PLC

mesh.

Across

Be

X1

ul

Hope

ulethum;

Hope + PARTV + IDENT

be

X1

oham

LoveHoly

ohamethum;

LoveHoly + PARTV + IDENT

Be

X1

óoya

Heart

withetham

Person + POSSbirth + IDENT

woho.

#All

Distantly, there is harmony,
And it echoes across the land.
It is the hope of hope; it is the holy-love of holy-loves;
It is everyone’s heart.


It’s the hope of hopes, It’s the love of loves
It’s the song of every man

Sha ul ulethum; sha oham ohamethum;
Sha lom withetham woho.

Sha

Harmony

ul

Hope

ulethum;

Hope + PARTV + IDENT

sha

Harmony

oham

LoveHoly

ohamethum;

LoveHoly + PARTV + IDENT

Sha

Harmony

lom

Song

withetham

Person + POSSbirth + IDENT

woho.

#All

Harmony is the hope of hopes; harmony is the holy-love of holy-loves;
Harmony is everyone’s song.

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