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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-16, 6:09

Languedocien (French name) a.k.a. Lengadocian (native name) is another variety of Occitan spoken in southern France, particularly in the southern French region of Languedoc (or Languedoc-Roussillon). This is a song in Languedocien (AFAICT) about Languedoc-Roussillon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZRIMiGBY_M

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2016-12-17, 7:00

 (alt) A song in Altai called "Kara Suu". In the video description, the lyrics are added in both Altai and Turkish.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altai_language
http://youtu.be/Jl8JYi_ZwBw
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-17, 7:12

Shenwa or Chenoua is a Berber language spoken in Algeria just west of Algiers. At least one source includes it (and a lot of other Northern Berber languages) in the Zenati language group, though there is at least one other source that does not address this. This is a song in Shenwa by Billal Annou called "A Yellis N'Tamurth-Inu":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j64XmF6Ugc

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2016-12-19, 20:05

Bininj Kun-wok is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in central Arnhem Land in Northern Territory, Australia.

This song is called "Nangale Nuk", which means "who". It is about eating local food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U18WbIbQKSA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-20, 8:26

Tidikelt is another Berber language of the Zenati group and possibly a member of the Mzab-Wargla language group that Gurara and Mozabite belong to. It's spoken in what I at least would call southern Algeria. This is a video of what appears to be traditional folk singing in Tidikelt. I'm not sure how many songs this constitutes (two?) because there are at least two fairly long periods of instrumental music in the middle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKwQxeyjiN8

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-21, 5:06

Wargli a.k.a. Ouargli or Teggargrent is another member of the Mzab-Wargli language group. It's apparently so closely related to Mozabite that its speakers consider it and Mozabite (and some of the other Berber varieties) to both be varieties of the same language. They call this language Twargrit. This is a traditional religious song in Wargli:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O22HoJH1SM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2016-12-28, 5:51

 (bua) Another song in Buryat. It is called Гамнаарай (Gamnaaraj).

On this dictionary website...
http://buryat-lang.ru/
... there is a link to an on-line grammar, downloadable as a pdf:
http://nom.buryat-lang.ru/


http://youtu.be/0J47AVIJw9w
http://youtu.be/2VBozS5cMeU
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-30, 8:17

I'm starting to wonder whether we actually have more Buryat songs on this forum than Halh/Khalkha Mongolian ones!

Tugurt, a.k.a. Oued Righ Berber/Wad Righ and Temacine Tamazight (or just Temacine), is yet another member of the Mzab-Wargli language group and is also supposedly part of the Twargrit language. It's spoken in northern Algeria, not far from the border with Tunisia. This is a clip from a wedding with singing in the background that I'm pretty sure is in Tugurt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whe6t51mhME

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-01, 7:45

Matmata Berber is another Zenati language spoken in the town of Matmata in southern Tunisia, not too far from the eastern border with Libya. Specifically, Matmata Berber is one of a number of Zenati languages spoken in Tunisia; sometimes, these languages are called "East Zenati" languages. This is a song that I think is in Matmata Berber and apparently dedicated to the town:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqWtpH1Lmfo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby OldBoring » 2017-01-01, 8:31

You're listening to songs from North Africa in January? Austin must be hot these days.
vijayjohn wrote:Languedocien (French name) a.k.a. Lengadocian (native name) is another variety of Occitan

What? I thought the word Occitan itself came from langue d'oc. (Thus I thought Languedocien/Lengadocian were synonyms of Occitan).

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-01, 9:19

OldBoring wrote:You're listening to songs from North Africa in January? Austin must be hot these days.

You have no idea how cold North Africa gets in January!
What? I thought the word Occitan itself came from langue d'oc. (Thus I thought Languedocien/Lengadocian were synonyms of Occitan).

Yes, it does, but that doesn't make those two terms synonymous. Languedoc is one former province in the areas where the langues d'oc are spoken. But it's located in the modern French region of Occitanie now. :P

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-02, 6:30

Tabarchino is a variety of Ligurian spoken in southwestern Sardinia, in the towns of Calasetta and Carloforte. Ligurian, for those who don't know, is a Gallo-Italic language spoken mainly in northwestern Italy along the Mediterranean coast, and the Ligurian language includes Genoese as its main linguistic variant. This is a song in Tabarchino called "Bèlla figgia" by Salvatore Fulgheri (sorry for the poor audio quality):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4jUc_HNdT0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby OldBoring » 2017-01-04, 15:45

vijayjohn wrote:You have no idea how cold North Africa gets in January!

As cold as Austin? :P

Languedoc is one former province in the areas where the langues d'oc are spoken. But it's located in the modern French region of Occitanie now. :P

K. Now let's rename the langues d'oïl "Oilitan" and then rename one of them "languedöilen".

vijayjohn wrote:Ligurian, for those who don't know, is a Gallo-Italic language spoken mainly in northwestern Italy along the Mediterranean coast

Or… Ligurian is spoken in Liguria*! :twisted:

*and also in a little piece of land in the Northwestern tip of Tuscany.

"Bèlla figgia"

Bèlla figgia,
walking down the street,
Bèlla figgia,
the kind I'd like to meet,
Bèlla figgia…

:whistle:

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-05, 1:35

OldBoring wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:You have no idea how cold North Africa gets in January!

As cold as Austin? :P

Well, yeah. :lol:
languedöilien

Or… Ligurian is spoken in Liguria*! :twisted:

*and also in a little piece of land in the Northwestern tip of Tuscany.

And also in a small area in southern Sardinia.
And southern Piedmont.
And the western extremes of Emilia-Romagna.
And the Alpes-Maritimes of France.
And a township in southern Corsica.
And Monaco.
Oh well...
:P
Bèlla figgia,
walking down the street,
Bèlla figgia,
the kind I'd like to meet,
Bèlla figgia…

:whistle:

Girl, not woman! :x (jk)

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby OldBoring » 2017-01-05, 14:10

vijayjohn wrote:Girl, not woman! :x (jk)

But woman can refer to a young woman too. :P

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-07, 5:21

OldBoring wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:Girl, not woman! :x (jk)

But woman can refer to a young woman too. :P

Tbh I thought of that song myself. :lol:

Algherese is a variety of Catalan spoken in the town of Alghero in northwestern Sardinia, surrounded by speakers of Logudorese Sardinian. It's apparently part of the Eastern Catalan branch, along with Central Catalan (the standard variety) and Balearic. This is a song in Algherese dedicated to Alghero called "Lo Pais Meu" by Tore Becciu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GlAP41UeNs

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-11, 4:47

Castellanese is apparently a transitional language variety between Sassarese and Gallurese spoken in Sardinia (between the Sassarese and Gallurese linguistic areas). This is a song in Castellanese called "Buttala a mare," I guess played by a singer on the street:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2nbBCne8_Y
Well, at least the singer is Castellanese. I hope it's actually in Castallanese and not just Standard Italian. :para:

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-02-07, 4:50

This is a song in another variety of Ligurian, this time spoken in Bonifacio in southern Corsica. In Corsican, Bonifacio is Bunifaziu, and in Ligurian, it's Bunifazziu. The song is called "Dopu tant'ani" and apparently performed by I Gargarozzi (the singer's name is Thomase Culioli). The video description includes the lyrics in Ligurian:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-vQIjDL24I

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-02-22, 1:49

Noveise a.k.a. Oltregiogo Ligurian is a variety of Ligurian spoken to the north of Genoa, the biggest city in Genoa, particularly in a valley called Val Borbera and a city called Novi Ligure (known in Ligurian as Nêuve). This is a folk song in Noveise:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjI6IhXl-io

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Re: Music in minority languages

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