michealt

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Name:
Tom Thomson
Joined:
11.10.2014
Role:
Editor
Points:
12413
Contributions:
1210 translations, 4620 thanks received, 794 translation requests fulfilled for 307 members, 25 transcription requests fulfilled, added 26 idioms, explained 38 idioms, left 1958 comments

michealt

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, Georges Brassens 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, German) 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 everything that was ever on he web jumped in, so that my min-web (I have to call it that because it was almost empty) was still accessible (read only, of course) for quite some time at various other addresses which appear to have been hijacked for other use now. Latest status: it's now (July 2020) apparently reappeared at least in part (perhaps 8 years ago) at a new address (http://www.geocities.ws/Paris/LeftBank/4843/index-2.html) but I don't know whether it will be hijacked again or if I can add stuff to it.

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

1210 translations posted by michealtDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort descending
Karen MathesonIs truagh nach robh mi 'n Éirinn Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → EnglishGaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
Irish/Scottish/Celtic FolkOró, sé do bheatha abhaile Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Matt MonroTodo pasará Spanish → English4
5
1 vote, 6 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 6 thanks received
Ferruccio TagliaviniPrendi: l'anel ti dono Italian → English4
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
Sara MontielLa pulga sabia Spanish → English2
4 thanks received
Spanish → English
4 thanks received
Mario FrangoulisRojo violento Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Mario FrangoulisRojo violento Spanish → English2
5
1 vote, 5 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 5 thanks received
AmbrozijnTous les amants French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Amandine BourgeoisL'homme de la situation French → EnglishFrench → English
CapercaillieO mo dhùthaich Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
FaudelSouffrir pour lui dire French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Adam et Ève : La Seconde Chance (Comédie Musicale)Rien ne se finit French → EnglishFrench → English
Claire KeimOù il pleuvra French → EnglishFrench → English
Salvatore AdamoInch'Allah French → English
14 thanks received
French → English
14 thanks received
Najoua BelyzelL'âme exilée French → EnglishFrench → English
AnaïsLe premier amour French → EnglishFrench → English
Georgette PlanaC'était le bon temps French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Mairi MacInnesIs Gàidheal Mi Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English2
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Alasdair GilliesNam aonar le mo smaointean Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
thanked 1 time
Sully PrudhommeUn exil French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Sully PrudhommeCe qui dure French → English
4 thanks received
French → English
4 thanks received
AltanAn Ghealóg Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
2 thanks received
Sully PrudhommeAux amis inconnus French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Pablo NerudaTe Amo Spanish → English2
11 thanks received
Spanish → English
11 thanks received
Brian Ó hEadhraBheir mo shoraidh thar Ghunnaidh Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Jay SeanJameson English → FrenchEnglish → French
J BalvinQué pretendes Spanish → English
10 thanks received
Spanish → English
10 thanks received
RosalíaDio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero Spanish → English3
18 thanks received
Spanish → English
18 thanks received
Nouvelle VagueWeek-end à Rome French, Italian → English
thanked 1 time
French, Italian → English
thanked 1 time
Simone SandryMes belles amourettes French → English1
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Maxime Le ForestierLes Chateaux de Sable French → EnglishFrench → English
Anna AbreuContigo corazón Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Sara MontielColón 34 Spanish → French4
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Sara MontielMíreme señor Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Sara MontielColón 34 Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Joe MilnerTo be number one English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Grupo CañaveralTiene espinas el rosal Spanish → English
8 thanks received
Spanish → English
8 thanks received
Sílvia Pérez CruzOjos verdes Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
José Ángel BuesaElegía para ti y para mí Spanish → English1
5
2 votes, 3 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
2 votes, 3 thanks received
Scouting songsLe Soldat belge French → English1
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Maribel GuardiaEl bobo de la yuca Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Maribel GuardiaDe la caña se hace el guaro Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Cinderella (OST)Chante Doux Rossignol (1950 version) [Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale] 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 PiquerNosotros nos conocemos Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
ChromaticsTime rider English → SpanishEnglish → Spanish
Dumbo (OST)Baby Mine English → Spanish
thanked 1 time
English → Spanish
thanked 1 time
La Seine no Hoshi (OST)La tulipe noire generique French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Frank SinatraCheek to Cheek English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
José Ángel BuesaPoema del Renunciamiento Spanish → French8
3 thanks received
Spanish → French
3 thanks received
José Ángel BuesaPoema del Renunciamiento Spanish → English2
2 thanks received
Spanish → English
2 thanks received
Catullus(carmen 51) Ille mi par esse deo videtur Latin → English
5 thanks received
Latin → English
5 thanks received
Catullus(carmen 05) Vivamus mea Lesbia Latin → English
2 thanks received
Latin → English
2 thanks received
Catullus(Carmen 84) Arrius Latin → EnglishLatin → English
Yann Veillet-KerverzioL'intemporelle French → EnglishFrench → English
The DublinersPreab san ól English, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English5
5 thanks received
English, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
5 thanks received
Gotan ProjectVuelvo al sur Spanish → English
7 thanks received
Spanish → English
7 thanks received
Debi NovaNo Nos Sobran Los Domingos Spanish → EnglishSpanish → English
NellaEl Fin de fiesta Spanish → English2
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
EnyaAthair Ar 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 MallanFarewell my Love English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
thanked 1 time
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
thanked 1 time
Tommy MakemGentle Annie English → SpanishEnglish → Spanish
Vae VictisVents d'Écosse French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Los TopsVenus Spanish → English1
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriLes mathématiques French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Vendredi sur MerDolan French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriLa petite Rose French → English2
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
EisleyMany Funerals English → French
2 thanks received
English → French
2 thanks received
French FolkLe Vin Gaulois French → English
3 thanks received
French → English
3 thanks received
MARUVMon Amour English, French → Spanish
2 thanks received
English, French → Spanish
2 thanks received
ElyoseRédemption French → Spanish
thanked 1 time
French → Spanish
thanked 1 time
Annie CordyHello le soleil brille French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Vae VictisUn monde absurde French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
Nana MouskouriLe voyageur du rêve French → English2
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
French → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Ferdinand FreiligrathTrotz Alledem (1848 version) German → EnglishGerman → English
Lilian RenaudImagine French → Spanish3
2 thanks received
French → Spanish
2 thanks received
Ariel CamachoA cada rato Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Spanish → English
thanked 1 time
Joseíto MateoLa Patrulla Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Nana MouskouriTill All The Rivers Run Dry English → French12English → French
Nana MouskouriL'amour gipsy French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Two Steps From HellBattleborne English → French1
3
1 vote
English → French
3
1 vote
MireilleCouchés dans le foin French → English
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
MinaIdeale Italian → French
thanked 1 time
Italian → French
thanked 1 time
Les Sœurs ÉtienneCheveux au vent French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Better Than EzraRosealia English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Calum KennedyHaste ye back English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
4 thanks received
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
4 thanks received
Zion & LennoxMi tesoro Spanish → FrenchSpanish → French
Celia Ní FháthartaSeacht Suáilcí na Maighdine Muire Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English2
3 thanks received
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
3 thanks received
Mia MartinaLuna Latina (Latin Moon) (Spanish Remix) Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Líadan (United States)Esas bugambilias English, Spanish → French4
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
English, Spanish → French
5
2 votes, 2 thanks received
Manolo EscobarMe voy pa'l campo Spanish → French2
thanked 1 time
Spanish → French
thanked 1 time
Isabel PantojaTú a mí no me hundes Spanish → French19
2 thanks received
Spanish → French
2 thanks received
Robert DesnosLes quatre sans cou French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Salvatore AdamoLaissez passer grand-mère French → English2
2 thanks received
French → English
2 thanks received
André DassaryLa fête du tabac French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Marie-JoséSi tu m'écrivais French → English2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Jean d'OrmessonLa vie est belle French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Tino RossiMa ritournelle French → EnglishFrench → English
Michael SchanzeOlé España German, Spanish → French4German, Spanish → French

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