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This was a lòt of work, but I think it turned out well, and I had a fun 
time putting it together. Once again, Varan Mataki (Utau) is performing 
the vocals, with his Garritan Jazz & Big Band guitar tuned in the 
15-note golden triforce scale.

https://sites.google.com/site/teamouse/khojda-rugi.mp3?attredirects=0

Khojda rugi u room

Žafi žim, kałpa khirin, zja ba laaš.
Khak vyšamrin të vytsavin saj mikvěraš.

Sa ni vykhadałaz saj linaar jĕgaviz?
Jaa sy veraadz jĕkharvi, lĕširałiz.

Lĕlinajžanez maj šëjka linaar ža vymikudez maj lom.
Zii jĕnasubaj sa sif u žyravi: khojda rugi u room.

Su ataa vë myrisampa šavižaj,
laghal žirwiz tsano garhši u žaŋëdzaj,
të naro rizi u timašegh jĕrhivin.
Jari maj room saj linaar vyšikitin.

Kva ghaaž, naro lalii, lĕmikuban – dzavi vaj?

***

The Other Side of the Mountain

Tall trees, leaves yellow like flame.
Stars are bright and waterfalls abundant.
What is there where the dragons dwell?
I believe that is a great puzzle.

I watch the mysterious dragons as they follow the shadows.
Who can know what sort of marvels: the other side of the mountain.

Someone might be relaxing in the blue-green grass,
then wandering past thousands of golden eggs,
and even through groves of lampwood trees.

The dragons have flown beyond the mountains.
Perhaps some time even I might be able to follow – why not?

***

You might notice some similarities between this song and the translation 
of "We Three Kings" I did the other day. I used a few of the same words, 
and a few of the same chords.

Interlinear glosses:

žafi žim, kałpa khiri-n, zja ba laaš
tall tree, leaf yellow-PF, very like fire

khak vy-šamri-n të vy-tsavi-n saj mik-věraš
star 3p.NOM-bright-PF and 3p.NOM-abundant-PF NOM.PL water-cascade

sa ni vy-khada-ła-z saj linaar jĕ-gavi-z
what? that 3p.NOM-dwell-INF.NP-IPF NOM.PL dragon 3s.NOM-exist-IPF

jaa sy veraadz jĕ-kharvi lĕ-šira-łi-z.
that NOM.SG puzzle 3s.NOM-great 1s.NOM-believe-OPIN.NP-IPF

lĕ-linajža-ne-z maj šëjka linaar
1s.NOM-watch-EXP.NP-IPF ACC.PL mystery dragon

ža vy-miku-de-z maj lom
as 3p.NOM-follow-OBS.NP ACC.PL shadow

zii jĕnasubaj sa sif u žyravi
who 3s.NOM-know-POT-IRR what sort GEN marvel

khojda rugi u room
other side GEN mountain

su ataa vë myri-sampa šavi-ža-j
NOM.SG someone LOC ultraviolet.turquoise-grass relax-PRE.NP-IRR

laghal žirwi-z tsano garhši u žaaŋ-dzaj
then wandering past 1,728 GEN.SG gold-egg

të naro rizi u tima-šegh jĕ-rhi-vi-n.
and even through GEN.SG lamp-wood 3s-forest-DIM

jari maj room saj linaar vy-šiki-ti-n
beyond ACC.PL mountain NOM.PL dragon 3p.NOM-fly-OBS.P-PF

kva ghaaž naro lalii lĕ-miku-ba-n, dzavi vaj?
some time even maybe 1s.NOM-follow-POT-PF, why not?

Maybe I'll do more of these one day, but I think I need a bit of a break 
from song writing for a while.

Herman