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

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Re: Now We Are Free lyrics found
• Posted by: graengalar   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 10:15 p.m.
• IP Address: host199-156.lsdepts.ucsb.edu
• In Response to: Re: Now We Are Free lyrics found (Lena)

> The lyrics are most definately Gaelic. The reason that some of the words
> may look like other languages is that most of the European languages have
> some common words from intermingling among cultures. We all know that the
> Romance Languages are similar, but since the Celts occupied most of Europe
> before Rome's hayday, Celtic words were added and adapted into other
> languages. For example, the Gaelic word Chrói (heart) is similar to the
> French word Coeur. The form of Irish-Gaelic used in the song is the old
> form, so it might throw some people off at first.

The words are similar because those languages are related. Not because one borrowed from another (though they did do that). Also, one would expect Old Irish to be more like Latin than Modern Irish is like Spanish. So, if these lyrics are in fact real words they would seem to be a combination of several languages (though it seems likely they are contentless words by what is written below).




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