Christopher Tin

Do you learn and study Proto-Indo-European in order to write Water Prelude, or did you consult a linguist? After all, there are no surviving documents in PIE.

Christopher Tin responded on 04/27/2014

I reached out to a friend, who has a master's degree in linguistics, and he gave me the background on PIE. Then I reached out to Andrew Byrd, a professor of PIE in Kentucky, who helped me translate some basic words in PIE. The Water Prelude is just sung on variations of the word 'water' in PIE, so there isn't any ancient text per se.

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