Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Languages and song

  1. #1
    The Hairy Wookie Mycernius's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-02-05
    Location
    Hometown of George Eliot
    Age
    51
    Posts
    914


    Ethnic group
    English
    Country: UK - England



    Question Languages and song

    What languages do you find fit well with music? Is it a cultural thing or are some languages better being sung than others? I ask this because I was listening to my opera collection the other day. Italian strikes me a a great language for this type of music, and other types. It seems to flow along gracefully. Compare it with Wagner's Ring Cycle, which is sung in German. A language I find that does not fit very well with music. Very harsh and abrupt. I also find this with Russian. Indian singing is strange, but that has more to do with the use of quarter notes. Hindi sung by men is better than hindi being sung by women, which I find nasal. These are only personal prefernces, but I would like to know if anyone has had similar experinces or views, or even totally diferent views. I'm not fussed

  2. #2
    Chukchi Salmon
    Join Date
    22-12-04
    Location
    Sunny South Korea
    Posts
    642


    Ethnic group
    Paleo-Asian
    Country: South Korea



    Semitic languages make wonderful music of religious content.
    I had an 33 rpm Arabic prayer vynil disc when I was about 10. At that time I found the sound horrible and difficult to absorb. But now that I am 44, and my hypersensitive perceptions have mellowed down. So now I can appreciate the sonority and spirituality of Arabic and Hebrew songs of prayer. Just one small point I wanted to contribute.
    Last edited by lexico; 07-03-05 at 17:47.
    Z: The fish in the water are happy.
    H: How do you know ? You're not fish.
    Z: How do you know I don't ? You're not me.
    H: True I am not you, and I cannot know. Likewise, I know you're not, therefore I know you don't.
    Z: You asked me how I knew implying you knew I knew. In fact I saw some fish, strolling down by the Hao River, all jolly and gay.

    --Zhuangzi

  3. #3
    The Angel of Justice Zauriel's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-03-05
    Location
    Northeast Greenhills, San Juan, Manila, Philippines
    Age
    39
    Posts
    121


    Ethnic group
    Chinese
    Country: Philippines



    I hear Spanish is the most romantic language. However I also heard Italian is the most musical language and Welsh is the sweetest-sounding and most poetic language.

  4. #4
    Regular Member sgt. Pepper's Avatar
    Join Date
    29-07-04
    Location
    Sweden
    Age
    32
    Posts
    67


    Ethnic group
    Swedish
    Country: Sweden



    Well, english sounds good. That's what i'm used too. Swedish sounds allright too, german can sound good and i think russian sounds good (if i only could hear it in some better songs).

  5. #5
    wait up! TwistedMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-03-04
    Location
    www.twisted-irony.com
    Age
    39
    Posts
    251


    Ethnic group
    ..still at it?.. go away!
    Country: Sweden



    Swedish and Finnish are great for rapping/hiphop in my opinion.. especially the skåne dialect (Timbuktu, Svenska akademien), but I might be bias on that one, being from skåne :P

    English is great for music, and many Swedish artists sing in English. Many of them can't speak English any better than the Japanese, which leads to the birth of some very... interesting lyrics.
    I!

    www.twisted-irony.com - Webcomic. updates=bad
    I find affence at your post as I ware eyeglass and have lmited site.
    Sankyuu~!

  6. #6
    Regular Member sgt. Pepper's Avatar
    Join Date
    29-07-04
    Location
    Sweden
    Age
    32
    Posts
    67


    Ethnic group
    Swedish
    Country: Sweden



    Blääää, for Timbuktu. My clasmates play Swedish rap all the time and if there is one thing worse than English rap/hip-hop it's Swedish rap/hip-hop. :/

    But everyone's entitled to their opinion. :)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 81
    Last Post: 24-11-20, 22:37
  2. Eurovision Song Contest
    By Mycernius in forum Music
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 15-05-20, 20:39
  3. Post a song that you like...
    By Sirius2b in forum Chit-Chat
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: 07-10-15, 07:46
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-09-11, 09:31
  5. Lithuanian Song and Dance Celebration
    By way2lithuania in forum European Culture & History
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-09, 14:41

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •