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Re: Lauguage dispute confirmation!
• Posted by: Catherine Todd   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009, at 4:03 p.m.
• IP Address: nc-76-6-15-135.dhcp.embarqhsd.net
• In Response to: Lauguage dispute confirmation! (Nate Jackson)
• Now Playing: "Pilgrim" piano by Catherine Todd

Thank you Nate!

> It has been quite a long time since I have posted to this website. It was
> great to see Catherine Todd step up and compile the many attempts to
> convince people the songs sang by Lisa Gerrard are in fact "language
> of the heart." So, thank you Catherine, and may this re-post continue
> to enlighten people.

> Lyrics & Interviews for "Now We Are Free"

> This should answer almost all questions, after research on the web:

> Note: Thanks also to Nate Jackson for some of the interview / web
> references (below), and lyrics I found on the web. Fascinating Irish
> Gaelic "made up language" mystery SOLVED! See more below for the
> interview with Gerrard:

> http://www.geocities.com/temptrack/gerrard1.html "WHAT IS THAT
> LANGUAGE? “I sing in the language of the Heart,” begins Gerrard. “It’s an
> INVENTED LANGUAGE that I’ve had for avery long time. I believe I started
> singing in it when I was about 12. Roughly that time. And I believed that
> I was speaking to God when I sang in that language."

> Lyrics:

> http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/gladiator/nowwearefree.htm Artist: Lisa
> Gerrard Lyrics
> Song: Now We Are Free Lyrics

> Anol shalom
> Anol sheh lay konnud de ne um {shaddai}
> Flavum
> Nom de leesh
> Ham de nam um das
> La um de
> Flavne…

> We de ze zu bu
> We de sooo a ru
> Un va-a pesh a lay
> Un vi-I bee
> Un da la pech ni sa
> (Aaahh)
> Un di-I lay na day
> Un ma la pech a nay
> Mee di nu ku

> (Fast tempo, 4 times)
> La la da pa da le na da na
> Ve va da pa da le na la dumda

> Anol shalom
> Anol sheh ley kon-nud de ne um.
> Flavum.
> Flavum.
> M-ai shondol-lee
> Flavu… {Live on…}
> Lof flesh lay
> Nof ne
> Nom de lis
> Ham de num um dass
> La um de
> Flavne…
> Flay
> Shom de nomm
> Ma-lun des
> Dwondi.
> Dwwoondi
> Alas sharum du koos
> Shaley koot-tum.

> ---

> here’s a note from an interview about the “made up language”:

> http://www.dreamworksfansite.com/gladiator/interviews/Hans_Zimmer.htm
> see: 8. Throughout the film we hear a woman singing in joy and sorrow.
> What language is that and what is she saying?

> It is Lisa Gerrard's voice. It is not words or any particular language.
> Instead of LALA or HMHMHM, we wanted to try something different, so we did
> that. It was funny how Ridley and I played the entire film with music and
> no dialogue. After watching Ridley said that the haunting voice of Lisa
> does tell us the story from an ancient language, only it’s not.

> ------

> Click here to visit: Gladiator Soundtrack Lyrics Page

> http://www.stlyrics.com/g/gladiator.htm see:Filmtracks.com

> http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/gladiator/index.cgi?read=733
> many comments, haven’t read all. Here’s one:

> • Posted by: shane kinsella
> • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 4:49 a.m.
> • IP Address: mail.priestley.ac.uk
> • In Response to: Re: the real language of the song (SM)

> Re: the real language of the song

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an irish trio called triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the irish from th british empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the british intrusion.

> ---

> my edited post:

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song,"Now
> We Are Free" from the "Gladiator" soundtrack, if one
> exists?

> This song has apparently also been recorded in it's native Irish Gaelic by
> Lisa Gerrard, Enya, Triniti and is a classic in Ireland and is "about
> the freedom for the Irish from the British empire." (see more
> below).[Note: I could not find any more info to support this theory]

> I also read a post here that said: "SAID BY ZIMMER HIMSELF, THEY MEAN
> NOTHING!!!!!HE said quote, "you better be recording when Lisa starts
> to sing because whatever she starts singing cannot be duplicated."

> I have seen this language attributed to "Latin, Spanish, Armenian,
> Greek, Hebrew, or ‘it didn't matter’..." it's almost laughable, but I
> want the
> English translation myself, so it just goes to show what lengths people
> will go to when they don't have "the facts" and are trying to
> figure something out with no information or knowledge. Just like former
> controversy over “how the pyramids were built,” I suppose!

> Remember the “spaceships” theory, when in fact it was a post and a rope
> placed on each level as the pyramid was built, and the blocks of stone
> “turned the corner” in that way. (PBS Special, I believe...)

> Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com Thanks also for the earlier
> post which helped clear the air about the language:

> "Re: the real language of the song"

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was Gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an Irish trio called Triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the Irish from the British empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the British intrusion.
> ---

> My original post:

> THANK YOU! I was amazed at all the discussion about "what
> language" and how it was "Latin, [Spanish, Armenian] or Greek,
> or Hebrew, or ‘it didn't matter’..." and you have set the record
> straight. I am also interested in hearing the Irish trio Triniti you
> mention. Thank you for that note.

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song? That is
> what I am looking for... Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com ---

> Second post: English translation for "Now We Are Free" ?

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song,"Now
> We Are Free" from the "Gladiator" soundtrack?

> This song has apparently also been recorded in it's native Irish Gaelic by
> Lisa Gerrard, Enya, Triniti and is a classic in Ireland. I would love to
> know the true meaning of the words.

> Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com Thanks also for the earlier
> post which helped clear the air about the language:

> "Re: the real language of the song"

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an irish trio called triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the irish from th british empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the british intrusion. [Note: could not find any more
> info to support this, see Lisa Garraud's interview about "made up
> language."]

> ----

>
> http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/gladiator/index.cgi?read=736&expand=1#736
> Nate Jackson

> (ac83c568.ipt.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ mag

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Thorondor
> Å´ Mary

> All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Friday, March 29, 2002 (9:21 p.m.)

> TO END THIS LONG LINE OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LYRICS OF "NOW WE ARE
> FREE."THEY MEAN NOTHING!!!!!!!!NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!ALONG WITH ALL THE
> OTHER LYRICS SANG BY LISA IN THE WHOLE MOVIE OF GALDIATOR!!!!!!!!!!! You
> people should try reading interviews! GOOD GOD!!!!!!!!I thought I may have
> cleared this up near the top of this strand of comments and responses
> comments and responses.SAID BY ZIMMER HIMSELF, THEY MEAN NOTHING!!!!!HE
> said quote, "you better be recording when Lisa starts to sing because
> whatever she starts singing cannot be dupilcated."

> THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT!!!!

> ---

> Thorondor

> (spider-tp081.proxy.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ Nate Jackson

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Nate Jackson
> Å´ Andy
> Å´ eowathiel
> Å´ Hans
> Å´ Ian McElroy

> Re: All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Saturday, May 4, 2002 (7:13 p.m.)

> No, they are ancient Gaelic, of the Gallic variety. There are a few words
> that seem like so many different languages because the language is old and
> many words became incorporated into other languages. Yes, when translated
> it makes no sense but it can be translated because it is actual words in
> an actual ancient language!

> Nate Jackson

> (spider-mtc-tj064.proxy.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ Thorondor

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Cinaed

> Re: All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Tuesday, May 7, 2002 (4:57 p.m.)

> You say they are ancient Gaelic, thats fine. But, what about Hans Zimmer
> and Lisa Gerrards own words saying that the lyrics mean nothing? It is
> possible to murmur a few words that may sound like a similar word in
> Gaelic that actually means somthing. Hans Zimmer states himself in an
> interview that the words are jibberish made up specialy for the score in
> particular. He once said about Lisa, "You better be recording when
> Lisa is in the sound booth watching the movie because she sings somthing
> amazing that you WONT HEAR TWICE.

> ---

> • Posted by: Nate Jackson
> • Date: Monday, July 24, 2006, at 12:21 p.m.
> • IP Address: ppp-70-248-188-241.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net

> END TO MYSTERY LANGUAGE!

> "When you put the picture up - and you'd better be recording, if
> she(Lisa) sees the picture and starts singing amazing things will start
> happening and you'd better capture it." -Hans Zimmer (interview)

> Lisa uses a "language grown by itself" as she puts it. It's not
> a real language- she improvises them... Yet it may sound like Greek or
> Turkish, it is totally made up. Hence the "watching the screen and
> just singing, and you better be recording when she starts or you'll miss
> the best stuff." from the quote by Zimmer above.

> (THIS QUOTE IS FROM A BIOGRAPHY/INTERVIEW WITH LISA GERRARD)
> It is enchanting during the finale of Ridley Scott’s Roman epic and the
> QUESTION ON EVERYONE'S LIPS IS: WHAT IS THAT LANGUAGE? “I sing in the
> language of the Heart,” begins Gerrard. “It’s an INVENTED LANGUAGE that
> I’ve had for avery long time. I believe I started singing in it when I was
> about 12. Roughly that time. And I believed that I was speaking to God
> when I sang in that language. Now I am filled with the Holy Ghost, that is
> the promise in the Bible the Church will not talk about, because this
> secret would mean the fall of the religion.” The idea is that one can have
> a personal relationship with God without the interference of an
> organization like the Church.
> http://www.geocities.com/temptrack/gerrard1.html And that is it ladys and
> gentleman!I took the liberty of Capitalizing the important parts that
> would answer you questions. This is end to all of your questions that have
> been asked about the "language" she sings in. As I have tried to
> state in the past, it is all made up! I even sited the website for all ye
> of little faith. Thank you and goodnight!

> -Nate Jackson

> I really don't know how much longer I'm going to keep on trying to
> convince these people who attempting to figure out what language(of any
> song that was sung in any way on this album)this soundtrack is sung in?
> Please look at the website, IT'S TRUE!



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