What is this language?

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What is this language?

Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-14, 16:32

It's a song of "Dead Can Dance". It's called "Emmeleia"
I don't have any idea in which language it is.
The lyrics are:

sota mono tratao no trateja mon
uto traja satija totaja tom
ima toja satao no trateja mon
uto traja satija tom, satija tom
sadom sadom
sadom sadom

una torti sadom
una parki sadom

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Postby Mornaran » 2007-02-14, 17:51

Mmmm... maybe is a semitic language? Though I have no idea...

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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-14, 18:50

That sounded like Anchient Greek to my ears. :roll:

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-14, 19:31

Maybe it's just fantasy... they have a few songs with fantasy lyrics :)
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-14, 19:57

You can download it if you like.

http://download.yousendit.com/36FADD90263EE080

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-14, 20:14

I have all Dead Can Dance albums on CD / LP anyway :)
And no, it's not Ancient Greek.
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-14, 20:29

So, what is it? :lol:

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Postby Egein » 2007-02-14, 21:50

It sounds fake because the guy can't seem to roll his r's and he sounds english and he aspirates the stops.
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Postby Nero » 2007-02-14, 21:54

Looks like a romance language to me, but it's not spanish / french / Romanian / Italian / Latin

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Postby Ennys » 2007-02-14, 22:42

sounds like one of the made-up DCD languages?
I read st. Emmeleia was a saint from Turkey. Maybe and ancient language from those regions?

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Postby Ulven » 2007-02-15, 1:05

I liked that. It reminds me of Hildegard von Bingen. Maybe the lyrics are creative license on a Latin base. Alot of the words seem very familiar.... but not quite there.
If a tree falls in the woods
And no-one's there to hear
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Is he really hurt?
And did he deserve it?

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Postby Passe-Cale » 2007-02-15, 2:21

Feels like a mix of galician/portuguese and catalan with a touch of hebrew... :D
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-15, 8:02

:shock: Like I said before: Dead Can Dance use fantasy lyrics in some of their songs, and they don't claim them to be some real language, so what's "fake" about that?
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Postby Mornaran » 2007-02-15, 14:12

Passe-Cale wrote:Feels like a mix of galician/portuguese and catalan with a touch of hebrew... :D


Catalan?!?! That has nothing similar to catalan, in fact, catalan is too beautiful to be similar to that 8)

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Postby Benjamin » 2007-02-15, 15:03

Maybe it is Elvish? :roll:

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Postby Mornaran » 2007-02-15, 15:05

Benjamin wrote:Maybe it is Elvish? :roll:

I don't think so...
It's incredible, but nobody knows what it is?
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Postby Zorba » 2007-02-15, 15:14

I doubt very much it is a real language, seeing

(a) no-one here can recognise it or even hazard a guess to what it might be

(b) googling any combination of two of the words from the song brings you directly to the lyrics, suggesting that the language isn't used anywhere else on the internet.

(c) somebody said that this band often has songs with fantasy lyrics.

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Postby Ulven » 2007-02-15, 22:16

Zorba wrote:I doubt very much it is a real language, seeing

(a) no-one here can recognise it or even hazard a guess to what it might be

(b) googling any combination of two of the words from the song brings you directly to the lyrics, suggesting that the language isn't used anywhere else on the internet.

(c) somebody said that this band often has songs with fantasy lyrics.

Juror n.2, Ulven, votes along with Head Juror, Zorba. It's make-believe, beyond reasonable doubt.
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Postby fireyez » 2007-02-16, 2:22

:huh: could be a Glossolalia or just Gibberish if you ask me

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Postby darkina » 2007-02-16, 23:14

I agree with Zorba. And it doesn't look latin at all to me.
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