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Helge Klåre Fauskanger

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Doda's Elvish
« on: November 02, 2011, 06:00:00 PM »

 It has been called to my attention that an artist by the name of Doda
 has a string of little videos on YouTube that include little phrases in
 'Elvish'. I believe I can make out some more-or-less genuine Sindarin:

http://Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9dm6jQ_xsM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kuKS67g9k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdqeGGIl0s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p3_6eFBFAA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf14cPYT3-g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAnMu2NInHE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJxmPAbj4U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32E51_Fb_8Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAIH7sONCng
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXdid6jDQ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng95L_MggwQ

She speaks really fast (almost like a native speaker ...), but her
pronunciation sounds very decent.

It is possible to make out some of it. The first item on the list above
may include _cardhath nin_ 'my deeds'.

Can others make sense of some of this?

- Hkf



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Lúthien Ceredril

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Doda's Elvish
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 06:00:00 PM »

 Apparently, this 'Doda' is a sort of Polish Lady Gaga, and on her last album called 'the Seven Temptations', she recorded some sentences about 'what she really thinks about the world' that were translated into Sindarin by Richard Derdziński. The reason why she uses Sindarin is given on a Polish website: her comments are so 'not done' that they would supposedly land her in jail if anyone found out what they meant (that is, if the Google translation is good enough).

I doubt that - it sounds more like one of the usual popstar marketing
techniques :)

http://Http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&prev=break_wrap
/search%3Fq%3Ddoda%2Bthe%2Bseven%2Btemptations%2Btolkien%26hl%break_wrap
3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1248%26break_wrap
bih%3D725%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.nl&sl=pl&twu=1&break_wrap
u=http://www.emetro.pl/emetro/1,88815,9836595,Doda__To_co_myslbreak_wrap
e__powiem_wam_po_elficku.html&usg=ALkJrhg7p2m5bizBObOEzMxIUt-EaGnzlg

Maybe those Sindarin texts translate like 'Mr.
smells like an orc' or something like that. Or 'the ones in power have
cast a shadow of horror over us'.


On 3 Nov 2011, at 14:54, Helge Klåre Fauskanger wrote:

> It has been called to my attention that an artist by the name of Doda
> has a string of little videos on YouTube that include little phrases
> in 'Elvish'. I believe I can make out some more-or-less genuine
> Sindarin:
>
> http://Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9dm6jQ_xsM
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kuKS67g9k
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdqeGGIl0s
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p3_6eFBFAA
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf14cPYT3-g
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAnMu2NInHE
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJxmPAbj4U
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32E51_Fb_8Y
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAIH7sONCng
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXdid6jDQ0
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng95L_MggwQ
>
> She speaks really fast (almost like a native speaker ...), but her
> pronunciation sounds very decent.
>
> It is possible to make out some of it. The first item on the list
> above may include _cardhath nin_ 'my deeds'.
>
> Can others make sense of some of this?
>
> - Hkf
>



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