Is Zelda singing gibberish


When Zelda sings, the language seems to be less gibberish than, say, the language Fi uses. A couple of the words sound like they could be Japanese, but my local (slightly rusty) Japanese expert didn't catch any of it.

Is she singing anything translatable, or is it just a different gibberish language?

Best Answer

Later in the game you learn the full songs translation from someone in the game

Oh youth, guided by the servant of the goddess, unite earth and sky, and bring light to the land.

Oh youth, show the two whirling sails the way to the Light Tower... and before you a path shall open, and a heavenly song you shall hear.

The longer version of the song is not introduced until later in the game so the part you hear is possibly only part of the first verse.

As to the language from what I've been able to gather its a form of Ancient Hylian (Legend of Zelda series, in world language which is hard to place due to the fact that it is derived from Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, Romaji, and sometimes English in rare circumstances, for both written and vocal forms.