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

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-14, 1:40

Fur is a language spoken mainly in Sudan and to some extent in Chad, in the Darfur region. It is closely related to another language spoken in Chad called Amdang. Apart from that, it isn't certain how these languages are related to any other; they are part of the Nilo-Saharan proposal. These are some Fur songs recorded on April 16, 2015. I'm listening to the first one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmV6iSjdnw

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-14, 19:58

The Maban languages are another group of languages that are grouped into the Nilo-Saharan proposal. The most widely spoken Maban language is Masalit, which is spoken almost entirely on the Sudanese side of western Darfur. There are Masalit who moved into Chad as well, but almost all of them have shifted to Arabic. This is a song or taarab in Masalit, presumably from Sudan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOeejz0ELY0

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-17, 15:59

Fur? Like animal fur?

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-18, 2:12

Nah, it's pronounced [foːra] or [poːra] (low tones on both syllables) in Fur itself and [fuːr] in Arabic. (Pretty sure the transliteration is based on the (Chadian and/or Sudanese?) Arabic pronunciation).

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

Postby h34 » 2018-11-03, 10:18

Resonant Ecstatica - Forever
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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-04, 5:55

There are several varieties of Greek spoken in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. This is a song that is possibly in one of those varieties sung by Theodosia Stinga, who is apparently from Kalavryta in the northern part of the Peloponnese (in 1983, Stinga also competed in the National Final for the Greek nomination at Eurovision). I don't hear a huge difference from Standard Greek here, but my Greek is terrible, so I'm not the best judge anyway. :P The song is a traditional song called "Προτομαγιa" (Protomagia):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyo7x7l7Dms

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Postby h34 » 2018-11-10, 20:15

(lt) Gintarė - Žiema

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-11, 6:41

Maniot is a variety of Greek spoken on the Mani Peninsula in the southern part of the Peloponnese. It is apparently closer to Standard Modern Greek and to Athenian Greek than the other varieties of the Peloponnese. This is a song called "Η πατρίς μου είναι η Μάνη" (meaning something like 'My Motherland Is Mani'); I can tell for sure that the title and much of the lyrics at least are similar to SMG, but I'm not sure whether this song is in that or actually in Maniot, especially if they're supposed to be fairly close anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb30Co3neT8

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-12, 21:08

This is another song in Greek called "Athena" and sung by Nana Mouskouri. I'm not sure whether it's in Athenian Greek, something even closer to Modern Standard Greek than how Athenians normally speak, or what. I'm pretty sure it's in Greek. :P Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZSioRy7nOU

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-14, 20:56

While the varieties of Greek spoken in southern Greece apparently tend to be closer to Standard Modern Greek (Athens, after all, is in southern Greece), northern Greece has several varieties that are very different from the standard (perhaps more so than the southern varieties, though I'm not sure about this). One of the main varieties spoken in northern Greece is Epirote Greek, spoken in Epirus, a region that encompasses both northwest Greece and part of southern Albania. This is a song from a village in Epirus at or near the border with Albania that I presume is in Epirote Greek. It's a lament at a local festival; apparently, such festivals in Epirus always start and finish with a lament:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HbiZaTEJiw

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-24, 4:09

Lab Albanian is a variety of Albanian spoken in Labëria, a region that roughly corresponds to southwestern Albania. It is a variety of Tosk Albanian that is most closely related to Cham Albanian, Arbëresh, and Arvanitika. This is a (traditional?) song called "Jetë o jetë" by a choir apparently called Djemtë nga Labëria, presumably singing a traditional song in Lab Albanian (though I have no way of telling what the difference between the language of this song and Standard Albanian is). The lyrics may be found in the video description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgI3F2kAMM

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

Postby h34 » 2018-12-01, 21:39

Wolfsheim - Über's Jahr

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-02, 3:06

Lab Albanian, despite being a Tosk variety, preserves many features of Old Albanian lost in other varieties but also attested in Gheg. The variety spoken in the Himara region is especially conservative. This is a video with some singing that's apparently in the Himare variety of Lab Albanian. It's possible that there are at least two songs in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjVbI3WPwH4


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