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    "Guest from the future" theme song.

    I used to love this movie when I was a kid. I found a good poetical translation for this song in the net and made a subtitles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJB_kRkwUOk
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: "Guest from the future" theme song.

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    I used to love this movie when I was a kid. I found a good poetical translation for this song in the net and made a subtitles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJB_kRkwUOk
    Basil... I added it to the Playlist. Nice job!
    I know you did not do the translation... yet...the words seem a little...hmmm. backwards in some places to me. Like "I no more can ignore it" is not the way I would say that line. More like, "I can't ignore it any longer."

    BTW...the boy is tooo cute
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    Re: "Guest from the future" theme song.

    I watched this series in the 1980s! I was around the same age as the kids in the series when I saw it, texted, of course. I certainly agree that the song is beautiful! Nice to see the text. When I listend now, I was able to able to understand a fair bit of the lyrics even without text. Were there lots of series like this made back then?

    It's really hard to translate lyrics that are supposed to fit with a melody, convey a certain message and also sound poetic at the same time. That's why I was blown away by the Vysotsky songs that I listened to in Swedish. The translation was perfect, I don't think anything was lost apart from the ability of a non-Russian person to relate to some of the situations that he was singing about.

    Question: Are they shifting the accent in the word "далеко" to fit with the melody?

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    Re: "Guest from the future" theme song.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Question: Are they shifting the accent in the word "далеко" to fit with the melody?
    No. "Далёко" is a noun here, meaning отдаленное место, страна (remote land). Also, it's not only the stress what tells one word from the other: in "далеко" it's Е in the second syllable, and in "далёко", it's Ё.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Of course.... !
    Thanks for explaining.

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