Thursday, June 28, 2007

A cinematic Rosetta Stone

Several gems of Nohthern Injun musical history will be lost to history forever if drastic steps are not taken. Being the altruistic soul that I am, I have decided translate the following shining jewel of contemporary musical poetry into various southern tongues, in the hope that it shall remain alive forever, albeit in different languages:

Nohthern Injun
Subah subah main khidki kholoon
Baju waali ladki hai!
Dil mera bole hello how are you (Oh how are you)
Dil mera bole hello how are you

Kunigal Kannada
Kitki inda Nanjammange
Oota aaythaanth keliddike
"Aythappa, nindh aaytha?" andidlu. (Oh andidlu)
"Aythappa, nindh aaytha?" andidlu.

Bengloor Kannada
MG road nal hogovaga
Yaavno goobe adda bandha
Sudden aag break haak chakk anth shtop maaddhe. (Oh stop maaddhe)
Sudden aag break haak chakk anth shtop maaddhe.

Malleshwaram Tamil
Vidi karthale kitki tharndhe
Pakthaath haidiye paathoot chonne
Namskaaron, nee apdi ikkande, (Oh ikkande)
Namskaaron, nee apdi ikkandhe

Austin Town Tamil
Morningle windows tharndit keeren
Naibors veetle ledis paathu
Hello yepdi keere nu ask panne(Oh ask panne)
Hello yepdi keere nu ask panne

Mylapore Tamil
Janna-kadhavai tharanthu paathaa
Ambuja maami paathu siricha
Yenna-oi, sowkyama nu kaetootaa (Oh kaetootaa)
Yenna-oi, sowkyama nu kaetootaa

Mangalore Kannada
Enthadhu kodali? Anna saaru
Halasina happala, gashi saha vuntu
Ella bittu Gadibidi hodiyuva? (Hau..du....)
Pabbas ige hogi Gadibidi thinnuva

Kottayam Malayalam
Vindows oapen cheythappoley
Jincy Kutty parayunnathu kaettu:
Randu thenga irakku, Ouseppey (Oh ouseppey)
Randu thenga irakku, Ouseppey.

Nellore Telugu
Yera babu, kitki ninchi
Ammailu emi kanapada ledhe
Nann odhulesi yaeda poyero (Oh poyero)
Nann odhulesi yaeda poyero.

24 comments:

Mark IV said...

sooober appu

Krish Ashok said...

Saar,
Sommmme where you have gone! Enggggyo poiteenga.
Awesome. Blogrolled.

Chai said...

Namaste, ithhichige nanna aaptharobbaru nimma blog parichayisidaru. Nijvaaglu, bahala chennagi barithira neevu. Your articles are hugely entertaining - chaitanya

RustyNeurons said...

:))))))))))Long time BD..
I zimbly love your posts.. U seem to be partial towards Mangalore!!

Pri said...

Full multilingual multitalented u are ree! u need to have your own radio show or something.

Bikerdude said...

Thanks Mark, Krish :)

Chai: Swami, nimma kannada eshtu shudhdhavaagide. Naan nimma munde maataadak bandre khanditha chapli hoditheera!

Rusty: I love everything about Mangalore. The food, the language, the Gub-bud and the people. Idu satya. Hau...du.

Pri: My language learning was thanks to dad's transferable job, so no special talent and all :p

priya said...

ROFL! way cool! :-D

P.S: my first time here! and I finally found a place to learn some Kannada :-)

Tamu said...

I am now officially your Fan club member!!! Romba super it is.. your blog!!!! write more often naa!!!

Bikerdude said...

Thanks priya and Tamu :)
I'll try and get my lazy ass to write stuff more regularly :)

Vasoooo said...

Madras bashe (gana)

vidinja kalai jannale thorandu
pakkathu veetu figura site utten
innamma kannu sowkyamannu bejar pannitta
romba bejar pannitta

Bikerdude said...

Vasoo: Swoooper moms. kalakkeetai

zap said...

hahahahahahahhahahahahahhahaha!

Superb!

rafiki said...

:) was just browising and happened to see this post... And I smiled :) n ya Malleshwaram rocks

Vishnu said...

superb...!!!
especially like the mangalore accent and Nellore Telugu...
consider me unique...
I was born in Nellore and did my BE in NITK Surathkal...

msp said...

just add these words,

1. dhool maga

2. sampagide

The Quark said...

Although my father's job was transferable, the primary reason I happen to know almost all the languages that you seem to is because of me being a palakkad iyer brought up in namma bengaLooru.

Howlarious blog, I say. adEnO anntaaralla, kaNNall neer barO ashT nakkde aMta, aa gati bantappa nanage.

bhEsh bhEsh. romba nannaarukku unga blog.

And just as an aside, look at Sam Anderson, the new tamil superstar ( http://beingraju.blogspot.com ).

kivina said...

Saar -- paadada jeraax, please! Loved loved "Sudden aag break haak chakk anth shtop maaddhe"

BeeeetifuLL i say!

Pointless views said...

Awesome ! Can u do this more and post link ! I would love to hear north Karnataka

Pointless views said...

Awesome ! Can u do this more and post link ! I would love to hear north Karnataka

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