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Ormurin Langi, encore

For taxlady  and valdelane , here is a TEN MINUTE rendition of the folk song--with the words at the bottom so you can try to sing along with the crazy Faroese. taxlady may be able to figure out what the lyrics mean if she can see them.  Faroese is the bastard child of Old Icelandic and Irish Gaelic so pronunciation is peculiar indeed.

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zeonchar
May. 28th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Where are these people from?
kishiriadgr
May. 28th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
The Faroe Islands, which are owned by Denmark.
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helenkacan
May. 28th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
What I really liked about it was the lack of age-segregation. Yes, many of the oldsters didn't have as much bounce as the younger people, but everybody was able to participate. And can I be envious that they were able to stay on their feet for nearly 10 minutes, when I can't?
taxlady
May. 28th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'll look at it later. The part I can see right now seems to say, "Denmark's kings & Sweden's kings get together in __________" The blank is probably consultation. I'm sure there is a better word for "ráð" in English, but I can't think of one now. Or maybe it means anger.
taxlady
May. 29th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Well, that was beyond me. I think there is a fair bit of Danish influence on Faeroese, I recognized words.
kishiriadgr
May. 29th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
The Faroes are part of Denmark (which is probably well known to you) but the language is extremely odd since it's a hybrid of Old Icelandic, Irish and Danish. However I always thought Danish was perhaps closer to German than Icelandic? With the Irish in there though, all bets are off.
taxlady
May. 29th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
I can understand more written (or spoken) German than Icelandic or Faeroese, so German is probably closer. I don't think there is a lot of Celtic mixed in.
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