Your name is the name of a person, regardless of sex, regardless
of nationality, regardless of age, regardless of (social) class.
Perhaps, you come from the East of the Five (Cardinal) Directions,
from the West, from the Center of the Five Directions.
No matter what place you come from, you are a person of this world/this
person of the world.
No matter what ideas/system of thought you had, you have been roused from
sleep/awoken by the new Middle Path.
[When sung with refrain in the first person, the last line, when repeated,
may also be interpreted as: i have been awoken by the New Middle Path
Eventually the character 戁, pronounced as third-tone
nan, is to be replaced with the new
pronounced in the same way.
For some more information about the (independent) choice of
words in Zhezhong Yuyan and the translation from This Language
into that language, see the semi-private file
In the four-line refrain 你, meaning 'you', is used by the lead
singer and 我, meaning
by other singers (if any), such as the members of the audience.
The sound file of the poem is a text-to-speech file derived
from a TTS demo produced by NeoSpeech, using the (male) voice
The demo can be freely obtained at www.neospeech.com.
It has been confined to the text proper here, and slightly adapted.
For the twin version of this poem and song in This Language see
Ananda in the
Poet/NCGP/Ann folder. There you will also find three different
sound files of the poem read and the song sung in a natural voice.