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Comments about the soundtrack for Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)

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Re: Macedonian Singers? History Mistakes!
• Posted by: Andy   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 8:43 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Macedonian Singers? History Mistakes! (Simoon)

Dear Simoon, I wasn’t trying to make a history lesson here. I was just trying to explain some things in simple terms to people that have no idea about history (e.g. American movie goers) and think that the today’s Macedonia (or as we should formally call it: F.Y.R.O.M. - Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) is the ancestor from the “great” (as you call it) Macedonian Empire.

Second, what you say about languages doesn’t make sense. You say in Ancient Macedonia people spoke Ancient Greek while the language you are talking about is called Macedonian although it has nothing to do with Ancient Greek. (??) What is this Macedonian language after all? Does what you say make any sense? Isn’t more sensible saying that: it is a Slavic language that maybe some people now just like to call it Macedonian? When saying, “Slovenia has slovenian, Serbia serbian, Monte Negro slightly different Serbian etc its like saying Germany has German, Austria has Austrian and Part of Switzerland has Swiss German, or what ever and so on. Well that’s great difference isn’t it?

What I’m saying is really simple: Since this serious Artist, Gabriel Yared, decided he wanted to use some music and lyrics to fit the atmosphere of this English spoken (indeed) pop corn movie, he could at least have researched it a bit more! It would make much more sense using Greek, which even today is at least 50% the same as the language that Achilles, Paris, Helene or Hector spoke and even the language that Homers story “Iliad” was originally written in, for gods sake! If you can’t understand this simple thing you can go on calling the FYROM language “Macedonian” making the same mistake that people that don’t have a clue about history make.

And just for the record, no, I'm not Ancient Greek :P

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