Music in minority languages

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-29, 7:38

Megleno-Romanian is an Eastern Romance language or language variety closely related to Romanian but spoken mainly along the border between Greece and Macedonia. It's also spoken by emigrants from the region in Romania and a small Muslim group in Turkey. This is a song in Megleno-Romanian called "Dutsiri ăn minti" (apparently meaning 'reminders'?) by a Romanian singer named Adena who performs songs in various Eastern Romance language varieties. A translation into Romanian can be found by clicking on CC as well as in the video description, where it comes after the original Megleno-Romanian lyrics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PLuDxEVG7A

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-20, 7:50

The Gheg varieties of Albanian are divided into four subgroups, namely Northwest Gheg, Northeast Gheg, Central Gheg, and Southern Gheg. Southern Gheg includes the variety spoken in Tirana. This song is in a Central Gheg variety spoken in Debar, which is in Macedonia. The singers names are Bledar Kaca and Leonard Islami, and the song is called "Kukësi e Dibra krah për krah" (Dibra is the Albanian name for Debar):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkSENI5ODZk&app=desktop
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-20, 23:32

Cappadocian a.k.a. Cappadocian Greek or Asia Minor Greek is a mixed language that started out as a variety of Greek that was heavily influenced by Turkish. It was formerly spoken in Central Turkey but is now mainly spoken in Central and Northern Greece. Apparently, the younger generations of speakers have a much more positive attitude towards their language than their parents and grandparents, who tend to use Standard Modern Greek instead. This is apparently a Cappadocian song about the legend of St. George and the dragon called "Agior Agior afenti mou" (Αγιώρ' Αγιώρ' αφέντη μου):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4EzgZyNULI


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