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

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Re: Lisa Gerrard uses "her own" language.
• Posted by: Ryuu
• Date: Sunday, July 9, 2006, at 2:37 p.m.
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• In Response to: Lisa Gerrard uses "her own" language. (Cristóbal Marcet)

> Lisa Gerrard's lyrics in "Now We Are Free" have no language
> known to man. However, we all -feel- the meaning. Remember, perhaps true
> intelligence is when we think with our hearts, not our minds.

> Lisa Gerrard uses her own "language" or glosalalia, similar to
> what young children use to talk or sing. At least this is how LG has
> described her process in many interviews. My impression is that she finds
> doing this doesn't hamper the listener's ability to add their own
> experience with the song itself - words get in the way, kind of like now,
> for example.

> I verified this in Lisa Gerrard's homepage.

I thought it was gutter Latin - that the Latin we have nowadays is book Latin, used by scholars, and the Latin in the song is the Latin ordinary people would have spoken. No?

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