I have been studying Sanskrit for 4 years, and recently became interested in Pali. I have been trying to translate some text, but have difficulty in the following. I would greatly appreciate all your help:
- Then leaf subsides to leaf.
- With the lapse of time, it began to vain.
- When it seemed as if it could bear no more.
- There must be something wrong, in wanting to silence any song.
The numbered items aren’t even English (Item 4 is almost English), so it’s not really looking promising sorry.
@Suvira They are parts of a poem, so they may not look correct as they are right now, but they are correct English.
Just to second Suvira’s comment here, you can’t start with fragments of a poem and expect to generate meaningful translations. Even standard poetry is the hardest thing to translate, all the more so if it is surreal or weird.
Can I ask what it is that you’re trying to achieve here? Is this a personal project, or research?