A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

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A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

Post by Birdlang » 04 Feb 2015 02:33

The synthesizer plays, and it says something in a language on a Microsoft or Apple commercial. Is it a natlang?
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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Re: A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2015 02:44

Birdlang wrote:The synthesizer plays, and it says something in a language on a Microsoft or Apple commercial. Is it a natlang?
Could you give us a link, perhaps?

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Re: A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

Post by Dormouse559 » 04 Feb 2015 06:01

Happen to know what commercial they're talking about. Apparently a lot of other people are curious too. I searched Youtube with what I thought the lyrics were, and it corrected me. Here's the song's music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o

Considering the artists are South Korean, perhaps the opening lyrics are in Korean.

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Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2015 06:19

Dormouse559 wrote:Happen to know what commercial they're talking about. Apparently a lot of other people are curious too. I searched Youtube with what I thought the lyrics were, and it corrected me. Here's the song's music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o

Considering the artists are South Korean, perhaps the opening lyrics are in Korean.
Oh, yeah, I'm pretty sure I heard that commercial briefly the other day when I walked past my parents watching TV. If the song that the link goes to is the song in the commercial, I'm positive it's Korean, as you've said.

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Post by sangi39 » 04 Feb 2015 06:25

Yep, seems to be Korean:

I Am The Best (lyrics)

내가 제일 잘 나가 (opening line)
Naega jeil jal naga
I am the best (Google translate)
I best (Bing translator)
You can tell the same lie a thousand times,
But it never gets any more true,
So close your eyes once more and once more believe
That they all still believe in you.
Just one time.

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Post by Birdlang » 04 Feb 2015 12:11

OK, so it is Korean.
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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Post by Serena » 04 Feb 2015 14:56

Not one of the best korean songs ever, I should add.

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Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2015 20:58

Serena wrote:Not one of the best korean songs ever, I should add.
Do they not sound like native speakers to you?

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Post by Birdlang » 04 Feb 2015 21:32

I just found out it is 2NE1, it is strange that they sounded like they were speaking Qiang and not Korean, they did not sound like native speakers.
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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Post by Serena » 04 Feb 2015 22:50

shimobaatar wrote:Do they not sound like native speakers to you?
Actually, I was talking about the poor lyrics.

However, it is true that most of the times kpop-ish korean doesn't sound like natural korean. I think it is because they're trying to sound american, somehow.

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Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2015 23:18

Serena wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Do they not sound like native speakers to you?
Actually, I was talking about the poor lyrics.

However, it is true that most of the times kpop-ish korean doesn't sound like natural korean. I think it is because they're trying to sound american, somehow.
Ah, OK. I'm afraid I can't comment on the quality of the lyrics myself since I don't speak Korean.

Although I think I might know what you mean about them trying to sound American in a way. I can't say why it feels like that to me, but it does.

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Post by Prinsessa » 05 Feb 2015 13:04

As for the American thing, I know J-rock singers like to sing /a/ as [æːːː] at least.

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Re: A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

Post by qwed117 » 05 Feb 2015 22:02

I can say that their dancing is horrendous
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Re: A song from a commercial. is it a natlang???

Post by Bristel » 10 Feb 2015 01:22

I was close when I heard it the first time. I thought they were saying "negache chalaka".
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