Lisa's Turkish Haiku to JB
For JB's 45th (1997) Birthday ...
Did you have a good day? Happy Belated Birthday--in your honor, I have composed a poem, in Turkish:
Ode to JB
adı JB, ve
Five years later, I did tease this translation from Lisa:
My friend's name is JB,
Corrections applied per Lisa (7-07-02): Most importantly, there are TWO mistakes in the Turkish Ode to JB! Allahhallah! First, it should be "arkadasiMin" with an M (not Arkadasinin ), then, in the last line, it's "eDiyorum" with a D (not etiyorum). Silly me! When was this written? 1997? Well, I really didn't know much Turkish then, did I? How pedestrian! I can do (and have!) much better now...
(12-03-02): As for the
umlauts, whatever--nothing came through on that last one, and it's really
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