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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Marathi Charoli (4-Liners)


मला वाट्लच होत मला पाहिल्यावर
तु मागे वळुन पाह्शील
वळुन पाह्ण्याइत्कि
तु नक्किच माझि राह्शील
~ Chandrashekhar Gokhale 'Chango's' Meemaza.

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An English transliteration of the above Marathi charoli 4-liner.

mala vaTlach hot
mala paahilyavar
tu maage vaLun paahsheel
vaLun paahnyaitki tu nakkich majhi raahsheel

An English translation of the above Marathi charoli 4-liner.

I always knew
On seeing me
You would turn to look
Your 'turning to look (at me)' would always be a part of me

खुप्दा माझा एक्लेपणा
माझ्यशि बोल्का होतो
मग कोणि एक शब्द जरि बोल्ल
तर त्याचाहि गल्का होतो
~ Chandrashekhar Gokhale 'Chango's' Meemaza.

An English transliteration of the above Marathi charoli 4-liner.

khupda maza eklepana
mazyashi bolka hoto
mag koni ek shabd jari bol..l
tar tyachahi galka hoto

An English translation of the above Marathi charoli 4-liner.

Many a times my loneliness
Speaks to me
Then when someone speaks even a word
That too gives goosebumps

Suggestions to improve the translation are most welcome.