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Comments about the soundtrack for Gladiator (Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard)

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Re: It must be hebrew
• Posted by: Phaedra   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at 10:05 a.m.
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• In Response to: It must be hebrew (Cherryholmes)

> I believe these lyrics, because of the word "Shalom" means Peace
> in hebrew. "Shaddai" is hebrew for Almighty.

> And the gutteral ch sound does orginate in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic. It
> comes from the letter "chaf", not "shin". Like
> Chanukkah.

It's not Hebrew. I speak Hebrew, and while this does have what sounds phonetically like "shalom" in it, the rest of it is nonsense, or words taken from other language. Also, as I mentioned in another post, I seem to hear the "ch" sound in "child," (not as in "chai" or "Chanukah") in her singing, which does not exist in Hebrew.

I believe Ms. Gerrard has said in interviews that she makes up the words as she goes along, so it's probably coincidence. In any case, it's not Hebrew.

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