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« on: 14 May 2008, 06:14:28 »

Ok, more orc music!

Orcish war song (often sung while marching to battle, or to stir up the troops)


B’rrak!  M’ashz ch'ron-p'thok

K’rrak!  Ghun arq’u!

K’rrak!  M’ashz ch'ron-p'thok

K’mnt b'korra k’resz!


Translation

[We] declare war!  [On] the unworthy enemy (lit.” vermin” or non/orc)

Attack the cursed defender!

Attack the unworthy enemy!

[We] celebrate (lit. “bring music to”) [their] graves!


I'll send the actual music to Art so he can post it for me.  And just remember, folks--this ain't SUPPOSED to be pretty!  Orcs aren't much for vocal virtuosity, so please read (and listen) with that in mind.  Or maybe watch some of the orc army scenes from LOTR to get the full picture... :D
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« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2008, 08:13:56 »

It's already putting the hair up on the back on my neck....  oO
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« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2008, 23:29:51 »

The original LOTR scene with the Orcs gathering for war and stamping on the ground etc was based on the Maori Haka. Now THAT'S scary, maybe we (ie: someone else!) could create something like that? No music, just a shout/chant.
I know I'm after dev'ing Orcs, but as far as foreign languages go, well, they may as well be a foreign language.
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« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2008, 02:18:17 »

Well, I'm hoping Art will post the recording so you can hear how it's supposed to sound.  My approximation of multiple orcish warrior voices singing to drumbeat may not be sweet but I think it sounds pretty interesting.  Hey,  if the recording is good enough for the site I might get nominated for the Innovative Award next year!  It definitely WON'T make Best Musical Piece, although who knows, it might make the Orcish Junos  :D

My children,  predictably, think it's hysterical.  The older ones shrieked with laughter and cheered me on. "Again, Mommy, again!  Sing it again"  Two year old Nicholas, dispensing with unnecessary syllables as usual, just shouted " 'Gain!  'Gain!"  until my throat got too sore for further encores.  Do you have any idea how HARD is it to actually sing in Orcish? 

Anyway, we'll see what Art thinks about it.

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« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2008, 02:52:26 »

Here it is finally:

Orcis Warsong (301 KB, 19 sec.)

lol This is really unique orcish stuff! It does have some noise/interferences that somehow affect the song a bit, but I have to agree with your children, Alysse, it is somewhat funny :D Especially as I've heard your great voice in real life singing with Judy and now hearing it somewhat distorted and twisted - well it's for a good cause!

I think it also suits the orcs pretty well, it just has this orcish quality, and conveys war times nicely. Really wish it could be longer and the interference could be somehow reduced. But you know, it's just hilarious to listen to it and hear the second voice end at the end of the song just a bit after the first one, it gives the impression as if one orc stands around and isn't paying attention, so he howls along a bit longer. I like that particular fellow, he must be looking around now a bit irritated and probably gets one on his head... lol
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« Reply #5 on: 15 May 2008, 03:42:38 »


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« Reply #6 on: 15 May 2008, 05:34:38 »

Thank you. Art!

The sound quality is probably because of recording over top of my own voice several times--but the alternative is to get several people together,  attempt to teach it to them and try to sing it that way.  I fear it would get even more garbled then.  Maybe I should try to teach my husband some Kh'omch'rom (he's got a lovely natural deep bass voice) and then with two of us singing, I won't have to double it up so much. 

But I was aiming for the sound of multiple (untrained) voices, so I was deliberately a little careless while singing so as to not match everything perfectly and make them sound like a trained orc choir. (Somehow, the image that comes to mind is less than charming...)  lol

I'm afraid that the difficulties involved in singing orcish does make length a tricky issue.  I'm not sure my voice would have lasted through a second stanza. 

Glad you like it though!  I'll see if I can achieve a better quality recording with less interference before the next update, okay?  In the meantime, people can hear this one and get the idea of how it should sound.


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« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2008, 23:00:26 »

Oh, that would be fun to have a family orcish choir... lol At any rate it would be even more hilarious for the kids I guess!

And this is definitely an innovation candidate for 2008's awards... *looks around for the competition* What has happened e.g. to that Santharian Wiki entry Mira started?
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« Reply #8 on: 22 May 2008, 10:40:33 »

very amusing :P  sounds kind of happy, but I guess orcs like to fight, so that makes sense, hehe.
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« Reply #9 on: 22 May 2008, 18:38:12 »

The Von Warg family singers lol
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« Reply #10 on: 22 May 2008, 19:19:25 »

Alysse, I love it, you get my 
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« Reply #11 on: 22 May 2008, 21:43:15 »

Very nice Alysse! Mabye I'll record a song in the Eyelian beast-tounge.... fifteen minutes of rythmic grunting, barking, squeling, hissing, and chirping..... Santharian Idol, anyone?
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« Reply #12 on: 19 June 2008, 08:13:03 »

I thought that sounded pretty good, but I agree with Macar a little, it did kinda sound happy. Maybe with a menacing march rythmn it'll bring out more hostility.

Unless you are working on something special, would I be able to play around with it a bit?
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« Reply #13 on: 19 June 2008, 11:43:32 »

Feel free, Jairo.  I am currently attempting to teach my husband Kh'omchr'om so we can try to make a better quality recording, but due to various combinations of being sick, away, too tired, or vocally not up to it, we have not currently done so.    I'm afraid I don't have much in the way of good recording equipment so that doesn't make it any easier.  If you want to play around with it, I don't object.


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« Reply #14 on: 25 June 2008, 21:43:26 »

This made me giggle, but it sounds very orcish :) A Santharian Idol... I can just see it now. An orc Simon.
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