FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"51" from Rabearivelo's "Old Songs From Imerina Lands"

"51" from Rabearivelo's Old Songs From Imerina Lands

-- There, to the west, is a tree that has little pretty leaves.
-- It's not the tree that has little pretty leaves, but it is us, here, who have a pretty little love.

et en Francais

-- La, a l'ouest, il y a un arbre qui a des petites et jolies feuilles.
-- Ce n'est pas pas l'arbre qui a des petites et jolies feuilles, mais c'est nous, ici, qui avons un joli petit amour

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