hello guys can you help me to translate this ambiguous sentence?


translation: it is narrow gutter which is laid on top of road,

その上を通るタイヤによって作られるのだが->its made according to car tire that pass on top of it(?)or it is made by laying tire on to of the street(?)(?) what is the meaning of によって in this sentence?
制限速度で走らないと音楽らしい音楽に聞こえない-> you cant hear the song if your car speed exceed the speed limit(?)


それはメロディーロードからの音楽が騒音の元になるかもしれないという理由で->song in the melody road is noisy/it is made from the noisy sound(?)
ほとんどが街中から離れたところに作られたからである。because of that most of the road were built in the remote place from downtown.


from this weak point, try to add new idea, so we can find new practical use of this road and the value of using this road(?)

  • Almost right. I recommend that "you can't hear the song except appropriate speed. " – Takahiro Waki Jun 28 '16 at 10:06
  • I think that we can hear the music only at the speed limit. – Artificial Stupidity Jun 28 '16 at 13:39
  • What book is this from? Just curious, it sounds like an interesting writing style (: – Locksleyu Jun 28 '16 at 14:00
  • this passage is from speed master 読解日本語能力試験 n3 :) thanks for the fast reply :) anyone also knows その上を通るタイヤによって作られるのだが this part meaning? それはメロディーロードからの音楽が騒音の元になるかもしれないという理由で and this 元になるmeaning? – Devina Muljono Jun 28 '16 at 14:49
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    Please post only one question per question. – snailplane Jun 28 '16 at 18:59


This was created from the narrow gutter which lay upon the road and the tires which passed above it, but it didn't sound like music unless the car was going the speed limit.


However, they had never built too many of these. This was because there was some concern that the music from Melody Road might become the source of noise, and most of them were built away from the city.


If there was a way to improve these drawbacks by the introduction of some new idea, then new ways to make use of these, along with some new benefits, might be found.


Does this answer your questions or do you want specific details about the expressions?

〜によって作られた => created using, created by means of, created as a result of

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  • hello thanks so much! but i still dont get 〜によってmeaning in this sentence, could you explain more details? これは道路の上に作られた細い溝と、その上を通るタイヤによって作られるのだが -> this means the sound was created from the narrow gutter which laid upon the road and was created by tire that pass through the street(?) -> 〜によってin this sentence explains the passive form, isnt it? – Devina Muljono Jun 28 '16 at 22:24
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    @DevinaMuljono: I think 「Aによって 」here is the agent of passive sentence, i.e., "by A" in English. – Artificial Stupidity Jun 28 '16 at 22:47
  • @DevinaMuljono: the "によって" means "By means of" the thing before it, which is actually two things: the "tires" and the "gutter". – Locksleyu Jun 29 '16 at 1:27

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