Monthly Archives: September 2013

Such dim-conceived glories of the brain…

…bring round the heart an indescribable feud. (John Keats) To explain my pronunciation of Ancient Greek Way back in 2011 when I made my first Ancient Greek dubbings, I was thoroughly confused by the responses of a few Greek viewers telling me that the pronunciation was wrong. Okay, my singing was terrible (even worse than it is now) and I’d never heard any form of Greek spoken aloud so I was singing with a horribly strong English accent (Liverpudlian, at that – not the most mellifluous of accents), but wrong…

fidei merces est videre quod credis

Case Study: When You Believe (The Prince of Egypt), and Son of Man (Tarzan), in Classical Latin and Ancient Greek ‘When You Believe’ was requested, too, a long time ago, and despite finding it quite daunting for various reasons I thought I’d give it my best shot in both languages. I approached the two versions in completely different ways. I find this quite hard to explain, but I don’t know if that’s because it’s hard to understand or just because I don’t know how to explain it. The Latin is…

magno murmure montis

My most recent translation for my Youtube channel would have produced several numbered trivia, so I decided to use it for my first ‘Behind the Scenes’ post. The easiest way to do this is to go through the song and explain my thought process behind anything I find interesting. (I find the littlest details interesting, so apologies if this is very involved.) Sicut Aurae Varia (Colours of the Wind) – Pocahontas Music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz This song was requested (by whom or when, I can’t remember),…

saluete omnes!

Hello everyone! I decided to create a blog on here, because I’m always rambling in my Youtube video descriptions and viewers don’t notice the lyrics underneath my numbered trivia about the translation process. Also, since the publication of this article, which absolutely stunned me (I had my name mentioned in the same context as Pope Benedict XVI! And the title! AAAAHHHH!), my utterly harebrained idea has acquired about 50 new subscribers, and I thought that I should perhaps have something to say to you all. Plus I have more space…