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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-18, 20:56

The Matacoan languages form a small language family and are spoken in the Gran Chaco, in southeastern Bolivia, western Paraguay, and northern Argentina. One of the Matacoan languages is Nivaclé, which is spoken mainly in Paraguay and to a lesser extent in Argentina. This is a song in Nivaclé from Paraguay recorded in 2014, apparently performed by women who speak this as their native language:
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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-20, 6:00

Naskapi, like Innu-aimun (with which it forms a dialect continuum as I noted when posting a song in Innu-aimun), is essentially a variety of Cree spoken in Labrador and Quebec (but further to the north). Although it shares a lot of features with Innu-aimun, it's also apparently very different from other language varieties spoken in its vicinity (which I suppose means it's more different from them than they are to each other). This is a bear hunting song in Naskapi:
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Postby opipik » 2016-11-20, 19:48

This is another song from the Lajamanu Teenage Band, this time entirely in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSafdm92NIM

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-21, 7:12

I've decided to move on to songs in European languages now. :P This is an Icelandic folk song called "Krummavísur," apparently "dedicated to the raven." In the "what song are you listening to right now?" thread (i.e. the one without a number), someone posted that they were listening to some version of this song in 2007 and again in 2008, but without a link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq4seuBFxIM
Icelandic lyrics (from the comments to this video):
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An English translation (also from the comments of the same video):
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Postby opipik » 2016-11-21, 17:22

THis is a song (presumably in Pintupi-Luritja) called "Wiima Tjuta".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhsoOfrDa7w

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-22, 6:29

Extremaduran (for those who didn't already know) is a West Iberian language spoken in Extremadura, a region in western Spain bordering Portugal. It is apparently part of the Astur-Leonese group but more distantly related to Astur-Leonese languages than they are to each other. This is a folk song in Extremaduran called "El Pollu," from Montehermoso:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sSDxL2FFeE


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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-23, 7:09

The Mande languages are a group of languages spoken in West Africa and included within the Niger-Congo family. Within the Mande group, there's a group of mutually intelligible language varieties called the Manding languages. One of them is Bambara a.k.a. Bamanankan, which is the lingua franca of Mali.

This is a song from 1995 called "Mama Batchily" by Tata Bambo Kouyaté, a griot/jali from Bamako, the capital of Mali, so I think it may be in Bambara. Out of three Malian songs I remember, it is the only one I have managed to find online again. I remember hearing part of this song on Encarta the same year it was released, starting around 1:48 and ending at 2:09:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N1aLFE1gik

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-24, 4:04

Gurara (also spelled Gourara) a.k.a. Taznatit is a Berber language that appears to be spoken in western and central Algeria but is frequently claimed to be spoken in "southwestern" Algeria for some reason. Specifically, it is one of the Zenati languages within the Northern branch of Berber (which form a dialect continuum and seem to include most of the Berber languages). This is a song in Gurara performed in Oran, Algeria's second biggest city (after Algiers), apparently by a cultural association called Jil Thaleth (Third Generation, hence "3G" in the title):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbMdYhYPojI

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Postby opipik » 2016-11-29, 20:05

I don't know what to write about this song, so I'll just quote Wikipedia:
"My Island Home" is popularly believed to be a song about Australia. However, it was written by Neil Murray and originally performed by the Warumpi Band in reference to their lead singer's (George Burarrwanga) home up at Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory...


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

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-30, 5:39

Central Atlas Tamazight a.k.a. Central Morocco Tamazight and Middle Atlas Tamazight is a Berber language spoken in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and one of the most widely spoken Berber languages there is. This is a song sung in a variety of Berber, I think possibly Central Atlas Tamazight, called "Wad Itmodoun." It was originally sung by the Moroccan Amazigh (a.k.a. Berber) band Izenzaren, but here, it's sung by a Moroccan Berber music teacher(?) named Fattah Aza and his students, who IIUC are all foreigners:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LnHJVr2PmA

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-02, 17:57

Today, I'm posting a song that's pretty different from the sort of songs I usually post: "Señorita," a song from a Bollywood movie I've never actually seen sung by three Bollywood actors in Hindi and a flamenco singer making her debut in Andalusian Spanish. I'm kind of fascinated by the story behind this song, I guess mostly because the local people in the town where it was shot were so co-operative and the actors apparently had a lot of fun making this movie (so far, this is the only Bollywood movie I specifically know of where the actors actually had fun with it. Indian movie actors often have to put up with a lot of shit):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV8PUG4vjeo
Lyrics, translation, and another clip of the same song (without the video): http://www.allthelyrics.com/forum/showt ... post880717

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-04, 5:38

For anyone who doesn't already know, Norman is a language closely related to French (both Norman and French are part of a dialect continuum within France) and spoken in Normandy (in northern France) and some of the Channel Islands between France and the British mainland. Jèrriais is a variety of Norman spoken on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. This is a song in Jèrriais called "Chant d'Jèrri" by a folk(-pop?) band called Badlabecques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lawoprHgx0

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Postby dEhiN » 2016-12-04, 9:25

vijayjohn wrote:Today, I'm posting a song that's pretty different from the sort of songs I usually post: "Señorita," a song from a Bollywood movie I've never actually seen sung by three Bollywood actors in Hindi and a flamenco singer making her debut in Andalusian Spanish. I'm kind of fascinated by the story behind this song, I guess mostly because the local people in the town where it was shot were so co-operative and the actors apparently had a lot of fun making this movie...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV8PUG4vjeo

I love this song! I was amused that they still managed to throw in the street dancing scene*. Do you know if the actors and crew used translators to communicate with the townspeople? I always wonder what cast and crew from a non-English movie industry do when they are filming a scene in a non-English town. I imagine that whenever an English movie industry film has to shoot in a non-English town, it's not too bad because a lot of people around the world speak some degree of English.

*I call it that because I find in many Bollywood films there's a scene where the hero and his friends are singing a song in the street and for no apparent reason the street joins in with them. It's like the people on the street feel sorry for the hero or something and starts supporting him!

vijayjohn wrote:For anyone who doesn't already know, Norman is a language closely related to French (both Norman and French are part of a dialect continuum within France) and spoken in Normandy (in northern France) and some of the Channel Islands between France and the British mainland. Jèrriais is a variety of Norman spoken on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. This is a song in Jèrriais called "Chant d'Jèrri" by a folk(-pop?) band called Badlabecques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lawoprHgx0

I have a Parisian friend who, when I showed him some songs and talk in Jèrrais, said that he could understand a little bit and it probably wouldn't take him too long to learn the language. So I guess Norman French and Parisian French haven't diverged that much?
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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-05, 1:45

dEhiN wrote:I love this song! I was amused that they still managed to throw in the street dancing scene*.

In this case, at least, the director got some of the local people to dance with the actors voluntarily so she wouldn't have to pay for extras. In general, Indians seem to be fascinated with foreigners, and I wouldn't be surprised if an awfully large chunk of the Indian population got its first exposure to foreigners through Bollywood. I guess that's why such dancing scenes are pretty common.
Do you know if the actors and crew used translators to communicate with the townspeople? I always wonder what cast and crew from a non-English movie industry do when they are filming a scene in a non-English town. I imagine that whenever an English movie industry film has to shoot in a non-English town, it's not too bad because a lot of people around the world speak some degree of English.

I presume the actors and crew used English as well. I'm pretty sure all of them speak it fluently.
I have a Parisian friend who, when I showed him some songs and talk in Jèrrais, said that he could understand a little bit and it probably wouldn't take him too long to learn the language. So I guess Norman French and Parisian French haven't diverged that much?

No, indeed, they haven't. This is basically what I meant when I said they were "closely related." Both Norman and French are oïl languages, and like I said, they're part of a dialect continuum, so varieties that are spoken very close to each other are closer to being mutually intelligible than varieties that are further away from each other geographically. Normandy is basically right next to Paris.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-06, 4:02

Cauchois is another variety of Norman, spoken in Normandy itself, and one of the two varieties that has the most speakers left (the other one is called Cotentinais and is spoken in another part of Normandy west of where Cauchois is spoken. I couldn't find a song in Cotentinais). This is a very short clip of a man (apparently the uploader's father) singing in Cauchois (I think this is the only song I found in Cauchois, either):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BTSO8RseQ

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Postby Levike » 2016-12-06, 21:01

 (ro) Elena Gheorghe - În bucăți

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Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-07, 3:59

I don't know how many UniLangers don't know what Walloon is. It's another one of the langues d'oïl, like Norman, and is of course spoken in southern Belgium, though it's not doing so well there. This is a song in Walloon, but it's actually not from Belgium; it's from Wisconsin, and it's a song in Walloon in honor of Walloon settlers in Wisconsin, with subtitles in French for the Walloon parts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGehLJvUAZw

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Postby dEhiN » 2016-12-07, 19:54

Levike wrote: (ro) Elena Gheorghe - În bucăți

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2ZBK_nrfs

Îmi place acest cântec!

(Ok so I used Google Translate. Though I couldn't figure out why GT translates I as Îmi. I even found a site listing Romanian pronouns and that's not listed.)

Edit: I actually have this song - well the first few seconds - as my alarm on my phone. :D

vijayjohn wrote:I don't know how many UniLangers don't know what Walloon is. It's another one of the langues d'oïl, like Norman, and is of course spoken in southern Belgium, though it's not doing so well there. This is a song in Walloon, but it's actually not from Belgium; it's from Wisconsin, and it's a song in Walloon in honor of Walloon settlers in Wisconsin, with subtitles in French for the Walloon parts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGehLJvUAZw

Cette chanson est très belle! Je pense que le norman est plus proche que le wallon à français, même si les trois sont les langues d'oïl.
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