michealt

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Name:
Tom Thomson
Joined:
11.10.2014
Role:
Editor
Points:
12388
Contributions:
1207 translations, 4154 thanks received, 793 translation requests fulfilled for 307 members, 25 transcription requests fulfilled, added 26 idioms, explained 38 idioms, left 1951 comments
Interests

Scottish Gaelic poetry and song. . . .
Folk/traditional song (English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian - but Scottish Gaelic comes first). . . .
Pop songs and rock and so on - for example Beatles, Françoise Hardy, Bobby Solo but not most stuff more recent than that. . .
Classical music, especially opera, piano, and clarinet. . . .
Musicals. . . .
Singing (mostly folk or traditional Scottish/Irish but have sung traditional songs in other languages (French, Italian, Spanish) and sung in amateur opera and musical productions too). As a clarinettist I can't accompany myself when singing, so usually find a partner or sing without accompaniment.
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Languages and linguistics. . . . .
Computers. . . . .
Seeing the world. . . . .
Walking, climbing, scrambling (but climbing is out now, too old and arthritic, and I rarely get a scramble). . . . .
Reading - linguistics and computing and maths and physics, science fiction, fantasy, history and historical novels and a lot of other stuff. . . . .
Authors and singers I like: Jean Anouilh, Edith Piaff, Luke Kelly, Tommy Makem, Ciarán Bourke, Hamish Henderson, Hilaire Belloc, Calum Kennedy, Georges Brassens, Anne Lorne-Gillies, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Marcel Pagnol, Voltaire, Leslie Charteris, Jean Giradoux, RL Stevenson, Iain MacLaine, Iain MacIllEathain, Françoise Hardy....and many more, too many to list!

Many years ago I began to set up a website of Gaelic poetry and song, and a couple of things actually got put into it during a period whem i had no free time (too much work) and the provider of the webspace went bust and was taken over by someone else before I spotted what was going on. So suddenly I couldn't access the content I had provided (there wasn't much,so not a problem). Then people trying to maintain everying that was ever on he web jumped in, so that my min-web (I hae to call it that because it's almost empty) is still accessible (read only, of course) at http://www.geocities.ws/Paris/LeftBank/4843/index-2.html for anyone who is interested in the ancient web history of poetry in gàidhlig plus my (not very good) efforts as a teacher to explain the translations.

About me

Born 1944, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Engineer; retired 2009. 3 sons, 1 daughter (who died of cancer in June 2012). 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Scottish, but currently since late 2009 splitting my time mostly between England and Spain, and spending as much time as I could in Spain before that (since 2005). A widower since Jan 13 2019.
If anyone wants more details, they can see my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomthomsonsoftware.

Languages
Native
English, Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
Fluent
French, Spanish
Studied
French (Middle French), Gaelic (Irish Gaelic), German, Italian, Latin, Russian
Contact Me

1207 translations posted by michealtDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort descending
Ferruccio TagliaviniTake this ring I'm giving you Italian → English4
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
Sara MontielThe wise flea Spanish → English2
4 thanks received
Spanish → English
4 thanks received
Mario FrangoulisRouge violent Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Mario FrangoulisViolent Red Spanish → English2
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
AmbrozijnAll the lovers French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Amandine BourgeoisThe right man for this French → EnglishFrench → English
CapercaillieOh my homeland Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → EnglishGaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
FaudelTo be in pain to tell him French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Adam et Ève : La Seconde Chance (Comédie Musicale)Nothing ends French → EnglishFrench → English
Claire KeimWhere it will rain French → EnglishFrench → English
Salvatore AdamoIf God Wills French → English
9 thanks received
French → English
9 thanks received
Najoua BelyzelThe exiled soul French → EnglishFrench → English
AnaïsFirst Love French → EnglishFrench → English
Georgette PlanaIt was a good time French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Mairi MacInnesI am a Gael Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English2
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Alasdair GilliesOn my own with my thoughts Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
Sully PrudhommeAn exile French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Sully PrudhommeThat which lasts French → English
4 thanks received
French → English
4 thanks received
AltanThe Corn Bunting Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Sully PrudhommeTo unknown friends French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Pablo NerudaI love you Spanish → English2
5 thanks received
Spanish → English
5 thanks received
Brian Ó hEadhraTake my farewells across Gunna Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Jay SeanJameson English → FrenchEnglish → French
J BalvinWhat are you trying to do? Spanish → English
8 thanks received
Spanish → English
8 thanks received
RosalíaGod save us from money Spanish → English3
15 thanks received
Spanish → English
15 thanks received
Nouvelle VagueA Weekend in Rome French, Italian → English
thanked 1 time
French, Italian → English
thanked 1 time
Simone SandryMy nice dalliances French → English1
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Maxime Le ForestierCastles of Sand French → EnglishFrench → English
ABREUWith you, heart Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Sara Montiel34 Rue Colomb Spanish → French4
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Sara MontielRegardez-moi, Monsieur Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Sara Montiel34 Columbus Street Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Joe MilnerÊtre le Numéro 1 English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Grupo CañaveralThe rosebush has thorns Spanish → English
6 thanks received
Spanish → English
6 thanks received
Sílvia Pérez CruzGreen eyes Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
José Ángel BuesaAn elegy for you and for me Spanish → English1
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
Scouting songsThe Belgian soldier French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Maribel GuardiaThe senseless fool Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Maribel GuardiaThe booze is made from sugar cane Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Cinderella (OST)Sing Sweet Nightingale (1950 version) French → English
3 thanks received
French → English
3 thanks received
Félix MayolBou-dou-ba-da-bouh French → English3
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Concha PiquerWe know each other Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
ChromaticsJinete de tiempos English → SpanishEnglish → Spanish
Dumbo (OST)Niño Mío English → Spanish
thanked 1 time
English → Spanish
thanked 1 time
La Seine no Hoshi (OST)The black Tulip theme French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Frank SinatraJoue contre Joue English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
José Ángel BuesaPoème sur le Renoncement Spanish → French8
3 thanks received
Spanish → French
3 thanks received
José Ángel BuesaPoem of the Renouncement Spanish → English1
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Catullus(song 51) He is seen by me as equal to a god Latin → English
2 thanks received
Latin → English
2 thanks received
Catullus(Song 05) Let's live, my Lesbia Latin → English
2 thanks received
Latin → English
2 thanks received
CatullusArrius Latin → EnglishLatin → English
Yann Veillet-KerverzioThe timeless one French → EnglishFrench → English
The DublinersPleasure in drinking English, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English5
3 thanks received
English, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Gotan ProjectI'm going back to the South Spanish → English
5 thanks received
Spanish → English
5 thanks received
Debi NovaWe have no extra Sundays Spanish → EnglishSpanish → English
NellaThe party's end Spanish → English2
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
EnyaAthair air Neamh Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
2 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
2 thanks received
Ashley MacIsaacSleepy Maggie Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Peter MallanSoiridh leat mo ghràidh English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
thanked 1 time
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
thanked 1 time
Tommy MakemAnni Dulce English → SpanishEnglish → Spanish
Vae VictisWinds of Scotland French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Los TopsVenus Spanish → English1
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriMathematics French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Vendredi sur MerDolan French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriThe little Rose French → English2
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
EisleyBeaucoup de Funérailles English → French
2 thanks received
English → French
2 thanks received
French FolkGaulish Wine French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
MARUVMi amor English, French → Spanish
2 thanks received
English, French → Spanish
2 thanks received
ElyoseRedención French → Spanish
thanked 1 time
French → Spanish
thanked 1 time
Annie CordyHello the sun is shining French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Vae VictisAn absurd world French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Nana MouskouriThe voyager of the dream French → English2
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Ferdinand FreiligrathDespite all that German → EnglishGerman → English
Lilian RenaudImagina French → Spanish3
2 thanks received
French → Spanish
2 thanks received
Ariel CamachoAll the time Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Joseíto MateoLa Patrouille Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriJusqu'à ce que tous les fleuves s'asséchent English → French12English → French
Nana MouskouriGipsy love French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Two Steps From HellBrandi au combat English → French1
3
1 vote
English → French
3
1 vote
MireilleLying in the hay French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
MinaIdéal Italian → French
thanked 1 time
Italian → French
thanked 1 time
Les Sœurs ÉtienneHair in the wind French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Better Than EzraRosalia English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Calum KennedyCabhag air do thilleadh English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
3 thanks received
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
3 thanks received
Zion & LennoxMon Trésor Spanish → FrenchSpanish → French
Celia Ní FháthartaThe Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English2
3 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Mia MartinaLune Latine Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Phantasmagoria (United States)Ces Bougainvilliers Spanish → French4
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
Spanish → French
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
Manolo EscobarJe pars à la campagne Spanish → French2
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Isabel PantojaTu ne me rabaisses pas Spanish → French19
2 thanks received
Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Robert DesnosThe neckless four French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Salvatore AdamoMake way for grandma French → English2
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
André DassaryThe tobacco festival French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Marie-JoséIf you wrote to me French → English2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Jean d'OrmessonLife is lovely French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Tino RossiMy tune French → EnglishFrench → English
Michael SchanzeOlé Espagne German, Spanish → French4German, Spanish → French
BourvilTenderness French → English1
32 thanks received
French → English
32 thanks received
Amália RodriguesIt's the rose that matters French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Tommy MakemQuatre champs verts English → French2
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time

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