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bluepenguin
10-23-2007, 05:30 PM
I seem to be having issues with editing posts. I'm very sorry. I hope this works.

http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/fullmoon/eternalsnow.htm

A few examples of errors:

- I'm falling in love with you, and which will come to pass?

should be: How long has it been since I fell in love with you? ("tatsu" is pass as in time, not pass as in "come to pass")

- Therefore, I should be free of you

should be: And so I wish that I had never met you (this is pretty much the literal translation of the line. I don't know where the original translator got "I should be free of you" from. I guess it could be argued that hers just takes poetic license, but to me "I should be free of you" has a very different feeling from "I wish I had never met you.")

- If we meet in a biting cold blizzard, I won't feel cold, and

should be: So that even in an icy wind or a blizzard, I won't feel cold (the "to" at the end of the line is part of the structure "you ni to," which is "so that"; it's not the "to" that means "and".)

- This scarf that I knit for you

should be: This half-finished muffler (or scarf, doesn't matter. What does matter is that "amikake" means "half-finished," not "made for you.")

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Full corrected translation:

How long has it been since I fell in love with you?
My feelings only increase
Will you notice them
Even though I've never once put them into words?

Like the snow, they just
Quietly keep accumulating

Hold me tight- if this is how it feels
I didn't want to know
What it was like to be in love with someone
I love you- my tears won't stop
And so I wish
That I had never met you

How long will I be thinking of you?
My sighs fogged up the window glass

Can a candle flame
Still melt my trembling heart?

Hold me tight, tight enough to break me
So that even in an icy wind or a blizzard
I won't feel cold
I miss you- every time I think of you
Tonight, too, I hold
This half-finished muffler, all alone

If there was an eternally falling snow
Could it hide my feelings for you?

Hold me tight- if this is how it feels
I didn't want to know
What it was like to be in love with someone
I love you- the feeling wells up in my chest
I want to shout to the wintry sky
"I want to see you right now"