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Thread #41674 Message #2805112
Posted By: Genie
06-Jan-10 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A La Nanita - verses in Spanish
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A La Nanita - verses in Spanish
Thanks, M and Q.
I'm still trying to find a substitute word for "wallflowers" because I really don't think to the average non-flower-gardener (at least in the US) that word evokes an image of any particular kind of blossom or flower. Many varieties of wallflower do grow wild, so "wildflowers" might be a better word - a general category instead of the specific.
The botanical name "erysimum" could also be used, if it's important to be literal.
My preference is to render "Manojito de rosas y de alelies" as "Little bunch of roses and wildflowers."