dunv_i (dunv_i) wrote in linguaphiles,

Latvian translation

Hi! My choir is singing a Latvian song, Dziedot dzimu, dziedot augu. It comes with a poetic translation, but I was interested in an exact one?

Dziedot dzimu, dziedot augu, aijā, dziedot augu, diedot mūžu nodzīvoj'.
Kas var mani aizrunāti, kas var mani aizdziedāt?
Trīcēj' kalni, skanēj' meži, aijā, skanēj' meži, kad tik vien es dziedāj'.

Saka ļaudis dzirdēdami, aijā, dzirdēdami dzirdot lakstīgala skaisti dzied.
Auni kājas, lakstīgala, dzīsim govis paganīt.
Tu dziedsi ievainēi, aijā, ievainēi es gotīņas ganīdam'.

I'd also love a proper pronunciation guide (I know IPA) since the one included in the music is not very clear (and contradicts itself).

I hope I typed it up correctly, I'm sorry I don't have time to double check but my internet turns off in a minute.

Thank you!

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