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Re: OT: Does anybody know what language this is...

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 19:49

On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:53:12 -0800, Adam Walker wrote:

> --- Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote: > > I have taken the trouble transcribing it, and if I > > haven't > > made a mistake, it is: > > > > Aq ryanana heya heyanana heyi heyananan haya > > rhananana hey. > > Heyahuh ryarya. Hey heyaranana heyeye heyananana > > hebra hebra > > heyabehebra himayeba ayanau rayabraw. Hiyabranana > > bruw > > hiyabranana bruw hiyabranana brow hiy! > > > > ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf > > Wow. Transcribed like that it looks like a Buddhist > mantra or something. Strange. It didn't *sound* > anything like a mantra.
Indeed, when I read my transcription aloud, it sounds quite different from the original recording, and quite much like a Buddhist mantra (a comparison to the Sa Dingding song I asked about a few weeks ago in this list may be in place here). This only indicates that my transcription is rather imprecise and misses many details. But don't forget that we are dealing with a *non-human* language here, which is always difficult to transcribe - and I am not a phonetician, much less a xenophonetician. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf