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8:59 AM
@Mithrandir24601 So here's where I am going with this silly concept. I love, love the score of the season 6 finale, when the sept is about to go boom. Listen to the vocals (all cued up)
 
@Jolenealaska Yes! :D This is a wonderful piece of music
 
Now, compare that to this:
Doesn't the score sound like what the Westeros version of Latin might sound like?
So, following that line of thought led to wondering about the language of the Andals.
 
Hmm... I believe the season 6 final scene music was made to sound like it's a language-thing but is actually just random vowels put together-type-thing
Although I've got to roll my eyes at the comments asking for the liturgy to be all in Latin again
 
Certainly, the fact that I was not able to find any mention of the language of the Andals suggests that the Easter egg I was hoping to find does not exist.
 
Yeah, I don't remember it being in any of DJP's blogs either
 
9:13 AM
That would have been cool. Not as cool as the Meereen champion/Monty Python thing, but still.
 
Would have been but I can't find it on his blog, so I'm going to say that makes it less likely. Did find an amusing one where DJP forgot that he came up with a certain Dothraki word, which they included in the show though. The Monty Python thing was hilarious :)
Also, gems such as: Krubo. Nyke pāsan kesor udir drējor issa? Munna, nya Valyrio mirrī pungilla issa. “Dwarf. I believe that’s the word? Apologies, my Valyrian is a bit nostril.”
 
 
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11:33 AM
> What is known in the present day as the "Common Tongue" of Westeros is actually the language of the Andals, which displaced the "Old Tongue" spoken by the First Men. Even the independent First Men living in the North eventually took up the language of their southern Andal neighbors.
Another theory bites the dust.
 
I think that is accurate but it is the wikia
so y'know take it with a pinch of salt
 
11:49 AM
It begs the question - Is the Common Tongue still spoken in the Andalos area? North and east of the Free Cities and Slavers Bay (I think)?
 
12:04 PM
Ponderings for another day. Good night!
 
Night!
 
 
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1:14 PM
@Jolenealaska hmm... I agree with TLC that this is in the [needs citation] area of things
 
1:38 PM
I was almost in bed, listening to
again.
Laughed ridiculously hard at this comment on YouTube:
 
1:53 PM
@Jolenealaska Andals left Andalos
For the same reason that Rhoynar left Rhoyne
The lands were taken up by Valyria. And subsequently by her daughters
IIRC merchant princes own estates in the Old Andalos and Rhoyne
It is interesting however that Firstmen south of the Wall took up the common tongue without any political pressure
This kind of change usually comes with a change in demographics or as a result of foreign rule
Neither of which was true with the North
What's more surprising is, it seems like Freefolk mostly converse in the Common tongue too while only the isolated clans like Thenn exclusively speak the old tongue along with the giants
 
Yes, that does ring a bit off.
 
Still weird given how fanatic the Sevener faithful are, none seem to go on a pilgrimage to Andalos where allegedly their gods walked
GRRM could do a Crusade-esque prequel on that, Andals taking back the "Holy Land" from "Heathen Essosi". Only to lose it again, and again, and again until they finally give it up
 

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