The Portuguese in the East: A Cultural History of a Maritime by Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

By Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

Vasco da Gama's voyage to India within the past due fifteenth Century unfolded new financial and cultural horizons for the Portuguese. on the peak of Portugal's maritime effect, it had created an oceanic country starting from the Cape of excellent wish to China. whereas Portugal's direct political effect in Asia used to be relatively short-lived, its linguistic impression continues to be. right here Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya charts the impacts of the Portuguese in additional than fifty Asian tongues, illustrating the level of Lusitanian hyperlinks. Luso-Asian impact grew to become engrained in jap cultures in additional refined methods than different ecu empires which undefined, equivalent to the Portuguese oral traditions in people literature, now embedded in postcolonial Asian track and track. those Portuguese cultural legacies are an enduring reminder of an unforeseen end result of seaborne trade.

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Não os ouve nada nem ninguem. Chegam a mim para ficar como mortos da mesma morte que negam. (In this night of the world, the verses restore themselves In a reading of mine that restores the uncertain, Uncertain and unsure of how they were formerly But they say what they say. Neither being heard Nor being seen by anybody. ) 7. Morte de amor será de que o rimance cantava. 25 26 THE PORTUGUESE IN THE EAST Morte de longes em que a lingua só ainda soava. Morte de oceanos e de ruas em que a vida vai separando um a um os amantes que houver, deixando-os pelo tempo largo e pelo espaço estreito em que se apagam todos como a voz se apaga.

Curre vi irmãos, curre vi irmãos Curre vi assina! Si vos nade assina minha irmãos, Beberajo não larga My Translation (SP) Venham correr irmãos, venham correr irmãos Venham correr acenar! //If you have nothing to beckon, my brothers,//Do not release a drunkard 2. Batte, batte mãos, batte, batte mãos Batte, batte mãos, vi! Velhos te folga, maçeos allegra, Mininas ta sorri. Bate, bate as mãos, bate, bate as mãos Bate, bate as mãos, vem! Os velhos folgam, os mancebos alegram, As meninas sorriem. // The old rejoice, the young men cheer,//The girls smile.

1. Astandu pera longi evu buskandu javi Abri vossa porte nona danturu para vi 2. Pavam karavadu nona rodiana ortha Evu tem vossa mai fiya visiyane porta 3. Vos ala pregadu mingha nona evy akki santadu Evu akki santadu mingha nona vos par may lembrandu 4. Savam kere puyar kera Barva par thrusse 34 THE PORTUGUESE IN THE EAST Anala kera dhorthy nona bunitu par parse Cora Juanita Sorriso Suramba (Standard Portuguese) Coro: Cora Juanita sorriso Suramba Cora Juanita sorriso Cora Juanita sorriso Suramba Cora Juanita sorriso 1.

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