Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cantarnos?

Listening to Andrew Hill's Black Fire. Does anybody know what "cantarnos" means? I'm assuming it can be traced back to canto and canzone. But the Spanish dictionaries I've consulted come up empty. "Cantaro" however means jug. Perhaps my jug of song is empty?

[Update: Jonathan has the answer (in comments): "To sing to us."]

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

It's the infinitive "cantar" with the clitic indirect object pronoun "nos" attached. "To sing to us."

Thomas Basbøll said...

Thanks Jonathan.

I notice you haven't gotten around to any Andrew Hill in your 300 albums series (with the exception of Bobby Hutcherson's Dialogue).

On Black Fire, I really like "Subterfuge".