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    Understandable. I know some of sigur ros' just out of being a huge fan for a long time. Just feel the need to address the "made up language" bit for sake of correctness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    You know, apart from the two clearly objectionable inclusions, this is nowhere near as awful as I was expecting. In fact, some of the burns are so good that, if the top two weren't obviously sincere (and deserving) choices for a hate list, I could see the whole thing having an intentional tongue in cheek.
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    No, you are probably just better at remembering foreign words than I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I thought most of their songs were written in their own made-up language, not Icelandic.
    Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust was all icelandic except the last song which is in english.

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    Jonsi does sing in a made-up language sometimes. This is taken from their web site's FAQ:

    what language does jónsi sing in?
    on von, ágćtis byrjun and takk, jónsi sang most songs in icelandic but a few of the songs were sung in 'hopelandic'. all of the vocals ( ) are however in hopelandic. hopelandic (vonlenska in icelandic) is the 'invented language' in which jónsi sings before lyrics are written to the vocals. it's of course not an actual language by definition (no vocabulary, grammar, etc.), it's rather a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music and acts as another instrument. jónsi likens it with what singers sometimes do when they've decided on the melody but haven't written the lyrics yet. many languages were considered to be used on ( ), including english, but they decided on hopelandic. hopelandic (vonlenska) got its name from first song which jónsi sang it on, hope (von). tracks 7-9 on takk are in hopelandic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Jonsi does sing in a made-up language sometimes. This is taken from their web site's FAQ:
    Interesting. Icelandic sounds like a made up language too because I've literally never heard anyone speak it. I'm just getting into Sigur Ros so I don't totally get them yet, but their music is very moving. It doesn't really matter what he's saying when there is great composition like this.

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    Oh my god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    Interesting. Icelandic sounds like a made up language too because I've literally never heard anyone speak it. I'm just getting into Sigur Ros so I don't totally get them yet, but their music is very moving. It doesn't really matter what he's saying when there is great composition like this.
    Have you ever been to Iceland? Ok then........


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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Have you ever been to Iceland? Ok then........



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    I meant to say it sounds like a made up language to me personally because I've never heard it. I know it's not a made up language if that's what you were implying.





    Oh, and awesome video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Jonsi does sing in a made-up language sometimes. This is taken from their web site's FAQ:
    But it's not an actual language, as that FAQ answer states. Them calling it a language is pretension. Just to be clear though I find this use of non-language to be wonderful and amazingly effective; I am thrilled Jonsi sings this way.


    Also damn I really wish I had gone to one of their shows in Brooklyn. It has been too long since I've seen a real set from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    But it's not an actual language, as that FAQ answer states. Them calling it a language is pretension.
    QFT. it really bothers me when people call it a language.

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    Fine, it's not a language. I'm not focusing on that. I can just see why Amy brought up a "made-up" element to what Jonsi is sometimes doing with his voice. That was the point.
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    Cutter was saying the titles are still in Icelandic, and that I should be able to be remember them or something because the titles are not in a made-up language.
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    I don't even know what we're talking about anymore. I know what Cutter was talking about, Amy. I was just trying to help you out and provide clarification, by citing their web site, as to what may have triggered the "made-up" aspect of Jonsi's vocals in your brain.
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    He already explained that, Tommy.
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    He didn't explain it like the web site explained it. I was just trying to give more background.

    That's the last time I try to help you, Amy. You're pretty ungrateful. I'll just go back to my usual bit now.
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    Dude, you hardly ever talk to me anyway, so no loss there.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    This got weird.

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    One crying cat was simply not enough to express my feelings towards the last few pages of this thread
    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    All languages are made up languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    One crying cat was simply not enough to express my feelings towards the last few pages of this thread
    I think i love you for that post.

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    I want to learn Orghast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    All languages are made up languages.
    Yes, but surely you know what that term means in the context of this conversation. I thought these types of conversations on the board were only relegated to time zones. We're all probably just bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    All languages are made up languages.
    The distinction people are going for is designed. Your play on words is not a play on meaning and is thus not funny. Try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    All languages are made up languages.
    Ding ding.

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    I think i love you for that post.
    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    The distinction people are going for is designed. Your play on words is not a play on meaning and is thus not funny. Try again.
    Invented, not designed. Structured, not determined. Contextual, not meaningful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    We're all probably just bored.
    Yep.
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    It reeks like a Radiohead thread in here.
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