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Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:37:58 am »

I quite like this song, so a few weeks ago I started translation into Na'vi. Here's result, I think it even could be sung with less or more problems, but original text has too many one-syllable words. If you see any possibility to improve it, let me know.
In red are marked places, where grammar must be bent to fit text into melody well, somewhere you must play with speed of singing, but it can work. I'd try myself, but can't find recording from which vocals can be removed completely (chorus can't be removed, meh). Also multiple voices are needed for echoes and background, so one person probably can't do that. Pitty

Yeah
You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way

But we are two worlds apart
Cant reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Am I your fire
Your one desire
Yes I know its too late
But I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Now I can see that we've fallen apart
From the way that it used to be, yeah     
No matter the distance
I want you to know
That deep down inside of me
You are my fire
The one desire
You are, you are, you are, you are

Don't wanna hear you say
Ain't nothin but a heartache
Ain't nothin but a mistake
(Don't wanna hear you say)
I never wanna hear you say (oh yeah)
I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Don't wanna hear you say)
I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Never wanna hear you say)
I want it that way

Cause I want it that way
Yea
Nga lu - oeyä txep
Tìnew - ale'aw
Spaw oet - krra peng
Oel new tsat fìfya

Oeng lu - mehifkey - (a)ke'aw
Ke tsun w(iv)o - txe'lan(it)
Krra nga peng
Oel new tsat fìfya

Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
Peng pelun
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
Oel new tsat fìfya

Srake - oe lu ngey txep?
Tìnew - ngey le'aw
Sran omum - lu hawngkrr
Slä oel new tsat fìfya

Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
Peng pelun
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
Oel new tsat fìfya

Set tse'a futa oeng slu ke'aw
Ta fya'o a oeng lolu srekrr
Ketsran txo lìm
Nga zene ivomum
Futa oeri nìtxukx mìfa
Nga lu - oeyä txep
Tìnew - ale'aw
Nga lu, nga lu, nga lu, nga lu

Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
(Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe)
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
Oel new tsat fìfya

Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
Peng pelun
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
(Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe)
Oel new tsat fìfya

Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
Peng pelun
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
(Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe)
Oel new tsat fìfya

Talun oel new tsat fìfya
Oe lu skxawng skxakep. Slä oe nerume mi.
"Oe tasyätxaw ulte koren za'u oehu" (Limonádový Joe)


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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 11:52:39 am »
Txantsan!
These memories, when my sister annoyed me with all her song of that band...HRH. As for the video, I really, really should think about to move out of Germany...

I should translate stuff too...

Edit: +1! ;)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 12:02:47 pm by Tìtstewan »

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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 06:40:37 pm »
The refrain is problematic to me:
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way
Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä tìsraw
Peng pelun
Ke lu ke'u slä kxeyey
Peng pelun
Ke new stivawm ngat a plltxe
Oel new tsat fìfya
Here are the meanings of but. I'm sure it doesn't mean slä, unless it's said that it can be used for this meaning.
Also, I need someone else's opinion about peng pelun.

The rest of the song seems pretty correct. Good job ma tsmukan!

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when my sister annoyed me with all her song of that band.
;D ;D ;D ;D

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I really, really should think about to move out of Germany...
Fortunately, you are an EU citizen!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 06:52:26 pm by Vawmataw »
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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 12:05:31 am »
I see no problem with "peng pelun" or more literally "peng oer pelun".
As for slä, if I look at the German translation, it means indeed mungwrr, because "but" is meant as "except". :)

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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 02:52:05 am »
I really don't know why slä wouldn't be correct here. As it's definition in the dictionary is not limited, I expect it is correct. Another thing is that translation is more word-by-word, as better translation would get me completely out of song rhythm.
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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 05:51:29 am »
If you could find an official example that show us that use of slä like in "Ain't nothin' but a heartache"...
As for the rhyme, I would use ki instead slä.
Ke lu ke'u ki tìsraw.

And the problem should be solved. :)

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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 01:09:29 pm »
If you could find an official example that show us that use of slä like in "Ain't nothin' but a heartache"...
As for the rhyme, I would use ki instead slä.
Ke lu ke'u ki tìsraw.

And the problem should be solved. :)
Maybe it could work, I'm not completely sure....
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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 05:11:38 pm »
The meaning is not essentially the same, but the idea might be similar.
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Re: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 12:22:04 pm »
*hrh*
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