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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-03-16, 10:01

Darn, I keep managing to kill this game! All righty, I'll just post something in Western Aramaic from the Syrian village of Ma'aloula (I already posted this once in the "Music in minority languages" thread :P). It's a song called "Leil l youma" by George Barthoume:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8K1GyHC-Hk
Now I'll try asking for a song in an easier language this time!

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Re: Song Game

Postby Antea » 2016-08-09, 21:24

Margareth Menezes - EleGibo

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

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-08-13, 20:41

I guess I'll just post "'s Muladach Mi" again. :P (It's a Scottish Gaelic song by Mouth Music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5hVotqgkCM
Lyrics and translation (once again): http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mouth ... ladach.htm

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Re: Song Game

Postby Antea » 2016-08-14, 10:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIvBEwzpM2Q&index=2&list=RDhm2C3Q8Ox14

I could not find the lyrics :roll:

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Re: Song Game

Postby rubs » 2016-08-15, 18:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fwf45pIAtM
next a song in any caucasian language;

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-08-19, 3:18

This is a song in a severely endangered Northeast Caucasian language spoken in Azerbaijan called Khinalug. It's the only song I know in Khinalug so far (I posted it once on the minority languages songs thread. You can find it there at the very bottom of the second page if you want):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKkgJBaHxE

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Re: Song Game

Postby rubs » 2016-08-19, 13:56

Lots of interesting things to note, as payment I will give you a song tokpisin,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXTrnxJl6Kk

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-08-19, 19:12

Thanks! So what language should the next song be in?

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Re: Song Game

Postby Antea » 2016-08-27, 15:46

I'll just improvise, in order to get on with the game. Say [flag=]fr[/flag]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KAc5CoCuk

And the next song should be in Catalan [flag=]ca[/flag]

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-08-31, 3:35

Pfft, almost nobody besides the two of us is even playing this game anymore! So I guess I'll just post "Els Segadors" just like I did the last time somebody said the next song should be in Catalan. :P Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-BdN3ZiH2w
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Re: Song Game

Postby Osias » 2016-08-31, 17:02

vijayjohn wrote:Pfft, almost nobody besides the two of us is even playing this game anymore!

I avoid to play to not to post Brazilian Portuguese all the time. :oops:
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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2016-09-23, 12:28

vijayjohn wrote:Next language: Swahili (sw) Swahili


I only know two songs in Swahili, and I already posted one in this game (Baba Yetu), so here is the second one.

Jambo Bwana! (Hello, Mister!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUrVeRGo5IM

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-09-23, 15:05

Of course you'd say Urdu! :lol: So here's a ghazal in Urdu (with lots of Persian loanwords in it) by Mirza Ghalib, sung by famous Indian singer Muhammad Rafi. It's one of a number of ghazals I memorized as a teenager after a family friend sent me a CD of them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcTe16KF19E
Usually, AFAIK, only part of a ghazal is ever sung in one piece. You can find the full (Romanized) text of the ghazal along with a translation into English and a vocabulary list here if you're interested, though. (This rendition starts at line 11).

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Re: Song Game

Postby Osias » 2016-09-24, 1:35

There this saying here saying "é tanta coisa no menu que eu não sei o que comer" meaning there's zillions of songs I know so I can't choose only one of them.

So I'll post a song with this very saying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11QGf9rRg8U

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-09-24, 17:46

Well, no one said it had to be from Germany, and this song only has like four words of Italian in it, so here's a Swiss folk song in Standard Swiss German! :D It's performed by the late Nella Marinetti, a.k.a. "Bella Nella," who's from the Italian part of Switzerland. Apparently, songs like this (combining e.g. Swiss Italian folk music with German lyrics) are actually pretty common in Switzerland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM901msAzdM
I once posted the lyrics here.

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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2016-09-24, 20:36

It's probably the first song I ever heard in the Italian language as a child, and many years later the first Italian song I studied the lyrics of.

Toto Cutugno - Lasciatemi Cantare (Let me sing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gySBOlkwgVc

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-09-24, 21:59

This lovely Pakistani folk song, apparently by a non-native speaker, that Saim recently wrote out the lyrics for before translating them on his personal thread in the South Asian forum :) (even though it's probably much more my kind of song than it is his :P)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j4zP69M_Vo
Note that eskandar's post right after that has a Romanized version of the same lyrics, with some differences.

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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2016-09-24, 22:16

You knew I would love to post a song in Zaza!

I studied it a bit and I know quite a few songs in it. Here is one of my favourites:

Ibrahim Rojhilat - Hal yamano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcYOVaCjD-Y

Lyrics (with translation to Turkish):
http://www.sazkursu.com/forum/turku-soz ... urkce.html

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-09-24, 22:29

voron wrote:You knew I would love to post a song in Zaza!

Not really, I just figured since you were participating in this game, you'd be the only person besides me who I know wouldn't have too much of a hard time finding a song in Zaza. :lol: I'm trying to propose languages that don't scare people away because that keeps happening in this game! :P
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This is a slightly fancier version of "Ey Reqîb," the national anthem of Kurdistan and the first song I ever heard in any variety of Kurdish apart from 0:28-0:45 of this Gorani song (courtesy of Encarta):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miae3nRSsP8

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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2016-09-26, 12:49

One of the few songs in Belarusian I like (yes shame on me, I don't like most Belarusian music).

:B:N: - Дажджамі
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCr4dWJyIi4

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