2009年3月12日 星期四

come/ coming May, orchid show, quatrain

台湾南部・台南(Tainan)で開幕した「2009台湾国際蘭(らん)展(Taiwan International Orchid Show)」に出展されたらんの花(2009年3月7日撮影)。(c)AFP/Sam YEH

COME 有一特殊用法 據 Concise Oxford Dictionary " (in subjunctive 即 n. (the ~) 仮定[叙想]法(の動詞).) Colloq. whenaspecific time is reached"

日文辭典多收錄 如 ((仮定法)) …が来ると (She will be ten ~ May. 5月になると10になる);

"(假設語氣的現在式特別用法) 一到...就


發現原畫 Two Tufts of Epidendrum, (p.324, Fig. 185 此畫為波士頓私人收藏。)的文字是不同的:

多買蘭花要整根 根深土密自生孫

謾說(?)今歲花開好 更看來春花滿盆。


The quatrain may be translated approximately as follows:

Who buys orchids often, wants the roots complete.
From roots set deep in compact soil fresh roots will grow.
There is much idle talk this year that the flowers will do well.
And You will see, come spring, a pot full of flowers.


coming

(kŭm'ĭng) pronunciationadj.
  1. Approaching; forthcoming; next: the coming season; a coming report on arms limitation.
  2. Showing promise of fame or success.
n.

Arrival; advent: the coming of spring.



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