Javanais-argot love poem
Tavon avimavage davans lava glavace
C'avest mavon plavus baveau pavoavème
Mavais favais vavite avil s'aveffavace
C'avest mavon davernavier jave t'avaime
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How to tell her
The love poem The mirror in Javanais. Simple memory of Gainsbourg, in poem, and of its "Javanaise". Perhaps also in a slang form that is incomprehensible because in what language tell her? What language will she understand? Must we seek for her the most secretly complicated words, since the simplest on her have no effect!
I had to find a geographical place for this translation. It could have been anywhere in France, anywhere Javanais was fashionable late 19th. I chose Normandy and especially Caen, a few steps from the birthplace of François de Malherbe. I'm not sure that with his classicism Javanais could have been his cup of tea, but never mind, it's there that I wanted it point.