I have a CD called "What Earthly Joy" by the choir of St. Lawrence Orthodox Church. It's very good. On a couple of songs, the main vocalist 'warms up' by saying something that sounds like, "Ahh nah nehhs
." I don't know if that's a word, if it's just a bunch of practice syllables, or what. The rest of the album is in English. I have heard this a few times on other Orthodox chant albums as well. Sorry, I don't have samples. I was just wondering if anybody else would recognize it, and could tell me what it is. Thanks very much.