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Multilingual songs

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lt
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Joined: 27.05.2008
Pending moderation

Now you can add multiple (up to 5) languages in one song, e.g. https://lyricstranslate.com/en/cirque-du-soleil-banquete-lyrics.html

If you encounter a bug or have suggestions about songs that should be updated, please post them here.

Editor
Joined: 08.07.2016
lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

Already in progress, thanks for your suggestion.

Super Member
Joined: 30.11.2016

All Culcha Candela Songs can be updated they are all Multilingual

Editor in search of Anningan & Malina
Joined: 10.05.2012

That's great. Surely one of the most long-awaited features.
Thank you so much :33

Super Member
Joined: 30.11.2016

Not only you awaited this feature also I did. Finally can I update the Culcha Songs cause this Band is singing in most of their Songs in German, English or Spanish or they Combine German and Spanish

Super Member
Joined: 30.11.2016

First Error appeared I wanted to make a Translation Request and then appeared this text “$langidorig“ in red I tried every language nothing worked

Super Member
Joined: 30.11.2016

Could you please read #7 and make something against that what stays there

Editor of Russian content
Joined: 07.07.2014
Achampnator schrieb:

First Error appeared I wanted to make a Translation Request and then appeared this text “$langidorig“ in red I tried every language nothing worked

The same for me

Editor Leader of the Balkan Squad
Joined: 14.10.2016

Hell yeah! I've been waiting for this for ages.

Moderator Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013

What does this do to your number of translations on your profile in language pairs? I.e. if a song has English and German lyrics and I have translated to Polish, will this count as an English --> Polish and a German --> Polish translation or just one? I'm not too fussed as I keep my own records (I'm autistic so I have spreadsheets for EVERYTHING lol) but I just wondered. This is a good feature and I'm glad to see it.

Moderator — I need to watch you go!
Joined: 10.07.2011

Tons of corrections soon for us mods and editors xD. Prepare yourselves!

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Joined: 19.02.2017
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Moderator and earthbound misfit
Joined: 05.04.2013

Huh...how should we handle songs with more than 5 languages? Should we add 5 random languages or keep them in the "other" section? I would vote for the latter (or else to add "multilingual" in the list of languages for songs in 6+)

Moderator Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013

I would add the 5 that are most prominent in the text if it's clear.

Editor Leader of the Balkan Squad
Joined: 14.10.2016

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/notis-sfakianakis-%CF%87%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B...

It works! Looking forward to using this in the future

Editor in search of Anningan & Malina
Joined: 10.05.2012

I was wondering if there is any criteria to decide if a song is multilingual or not.
Usually songs that contain just a couple of sentences in a foreign languages shouldn't be considered as having more than one language, unless that sentence constitutes the refrain, in which case it would be repeated enough times to add that exotic linguistic flavour.
I'd say that we may add a second language when at least a whole stanza is in a different language, but it also depends on the length of said stanza.
As for songs that have more than 5 languages, it would be wiser to keep the "Other" category as it's not always clear which languages are the most prominent. Such songs wouldn't be translated by a single person anyway, so searchability shouldn't be considered as a huge issue here.

Moderator and Incorrigable
Joined: 03.06.2016

Need to be able to set the languages in their order of appearance in the song.
( i.e.) First couplet/stanza Mongolian, second is Chinese.
When I tried different languages after saving they go into alphabetical (?) order instead. I tried it more than once.

Moderator Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013
Ww Ww schrieb:

Need to be able to set the languages in their order of appearance in the song.
( i.e.) First couplet/stanza Mongolian, second is Chinese.
When I tried different languages after saving they go into alphabetical (?) order instead. I tried it more than once.

It might be worth marking each stanza with its language in multilingual songs? Perhaps with the two letter ISO codes so that there is a standard. So it would look like:

[EN:]
insert lyrics here
and more
and more

[IT:]
here it changes to Italian

[EN:]
and back to English

Moderator and earthbound misfit
Joined: 05.04.2013
Zitat:

I would add the 5 that are most prominent in the text if it's clear.

What do you mean by "most prominent"? When a song is sung in more than 5 languages, I guess it's gonna be hard to pick a "most prominent" group. Just to give a few examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/sv/moana-ost-how-far-ill-go-24-languages-lyr...
https://lyricstranslate.com/sv/idina-menzel-let-it-go-25-languages-lyric...
https://lyricstranslate.com/sv/saara-aalto-monsters-34-languages-lyrics....

The latter was classiefied as "English, Estonian, Greek, Portuguese, Swedish", but I don't really see how these 5 languages would be more prominent than the remaining 26, they are just the first five on the list.

So, then again, I would keep this kind of songs in the "other" cathegory.

lt
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Joined: 27.05.2008
dionysius schrieb:

What does this do to your number of translations on your profile in language pairs? I.e. if a song has English and German lyrics and I have translated to Polish, will this count as an English --> Polish and a German --> Polish translation or just one? I'm not too fussed as I keep my own records (I'm autistic so I have spreadsheets for EVERYTHING lol) but I just wondered. This is a good feature and I'm glad to see it.

In this case, in the "Details" popup it will be shown twice, as "English --> Polish 1" and "German --> Polish 1", but the total number of translations will by increased by 1.

Moderator Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013
Icey schrieb:
Zitat:

I would add the 5 that are most prominent in the text if it's clear.

What do you mean by "most prominent"? When a song is sung in more than 5 languages, I guess it's gonna be hard to pick a "most prominent" group.

Hence why I said "if it's clear". If the number of lines is similar in more than 5, then I would agree adding "other" or "multilingual" if the option was made possible. My concern if it were made available would be that users would tend to mark any multilingual as such rather than the separate language tags. As others have mentioned, you're unlikely to get one translator for these 5+ language songs in any case, so I think "other" suffices for them.

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

Awesome!
Almost had given up hope on this one Wink smile You are good for good surprises.

If someone wants to start re-categorizing, I suppose the easiest method would be to search for translations in our database where original and target language are identical.

Regarding what counts... I think everything over 1 whole line should count for sure, and 1 line or less probably depends on the length of the whole song.

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Joined: 31.08.2018

Jolie Louise by Daniel Lanois, tells a sad story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3SUAk0pEFg
Co Fa by Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, wants his lady back, upbeat ZYDECO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yOKRE7r-FI

Luis Fonsi/Demi Lovato, échame la culpa, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWyKDHmTvc

Sorry for poor quality of audio/video but you have to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRxRC8FMyzI&t=28s
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngAFRV3YBeI
These last two will inspire others to choose some best versions of the two songs, Quando Quando Quando and Cuando Calienta el Sol

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