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Oh I don't know.  Itlani opera definitely has a realistic opera sound to 
it, based on the samples I've been treated to over the years.

On 07/23/2018 04:40 PM, James Hopkins wrote:
> Well, I don't know about that... For me singing in any language is always
> harder than speaking in any language! Anyone who has had the severe
> misfortune to hear my singing voice will testify, it is not something to
> which anyone would voluntarily subject themselves. ;)
>
> Itlani Jim (tashe, tashe, pronyate ra!)
>
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 11:29 AM kechpaja <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Ékivrin!
>>
>> I have to disagree with you there. For me, trying to sing in a
>> phonologically complex language sounds much easier than trying to
>> produce natural-sounding speech — when I'm singing, I'm paying much
>> closer attention to what sounds I'm articulating and when, the
>> intonation is much more quantified (i.e. you have to hit specific
>> pitches, rather than contours, at least most of the time), and (at least
>> if this is a song I'm putting real effort into performing), I've
>> probably spent a lot of time practicing that specific bit of text, and
>> will likely know it by heart by the time I'm actually performing.
>>
>> (Not to detract from this song, of course — I'm just skeptical of the
>> idea that singing is always going to be harder than speaking.)
>>
>>   - kechpaja -
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 04:05:49PM +0100, Pete Bleackley wrote:
>>> Indeed, I find Khangaþyagon and iljena difficult enough to pronounce
>> when I make my "Tales from Other Worlds" videos - Khangaþyagon's phonology
>> is mainly based on English, iljena's is simpler, both are my own languages,
>> and I'm not trying to sing. Singing in a language as phonologically complex
>> as Ithkuil when it's not even your own language is a major feat!
>>>> ----Original message----
>>> >From : [log in to unmask]
>>>> Date : 23/07/2018 - 14:07 (BST)
>>>> To : [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject : Re: A new Kaduatán song is here - David J. Peterson once
>> again sings in Ithkuil
>>>> This is awesome, John, thanks for sharing!  And thanks to David for his
>>>> ability and willingness to actually sing in Ithkuil.
>>>>
>>>> I have shared it with a coworker whose son, by the way, finds Ithkuil
>>>> amazing, wonderful, and fascinating.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 07/22/2018 10:55 AM, John Q wrote:
>>>>> The Wayfarers have done it again. The fifth Kaduatán song is now
>> available on YouTube. David J. Peterson once again joins me in a prog-rock
>> extravaganza sung in Ithkuil.
>>>>> This one's rather different, both visually and musically. For those
>> of you who read my August 2015 Fiat Lingua article on writing the lyrics
>> for these songs, this is the one whose lyrics were written directly in
>> Ithkuil (i.e., not translated from an English-language source). The weird,
>> off-kilter, and eventually sinister tone of the music follows the
>> increasingly dark progression of the lyrics.
>>>>> The song is called Ôrödyagzou ("Synaesthesia").
>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuYmkZ-Aomo
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> For those who'd like to sing along (ha!), here's the Ithkuil lyrics
>> with translation:
>>>>> http://www.ithkuil.net/Synaesthesia_lyrics_translation.pdf
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope your enjoy! (And this song's the last one for probably a long
>> while.)
>>>>> --John Q.