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How many languages in your music collection?

 
 
Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:02 pm
Since I'll have to carry all my cd's (a couple of hundreds, close to 1,000) out of the living room due to paintings etc, I noticed that I don't have a lot of different languages in my collection.

Mostly it is English, very, very few German, several in French, somel in Cajun, some Gaelic (both Scottish and Irish), two or three in Italian, some Latin carols and choirs, some in Low German, Frisian and Dutch - that should it be.

How many languages can you find in your music collection?
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:04 pm
You wouldn't believe!
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:06 pm
Apart from a single CD of salsa music which is in Spanish, every single CD I own is in English. Which is quite bad, and I should try to broaden my collection, I think.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:07 pm
You see, Francis, I believe nearly everything you say/write :wink:

Since you travel quite a lot, I suppose, one could find more than only the major languages in your collection.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:08 pm
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English, Latin and Spanish and one in Italian
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:11 pm
Indeed, Walter! So I'm surprised you haven't a Brasilian song.

My music collection expands from Afrikans to Russian and Chinese with a large scope.
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yitwail
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:16 pm
a little over a dozen, i would guess
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:17 pm
Okay, I know there's somewhere a cd-set with the roots of Jazz, and there's a lot of African music on it.

There certainly are a couple of songs in Russian on some compelations.

But as far as I remember, I don't have a Brasilian record at all - not THAT sure about songs.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:21 pm
My music collection is still back home ... but going by heart, it should have English, Dutch, Gronings (that an official language yet?), German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Albanian, Serbocroat, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Yiddish, Finnish, Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, Yakutian, Tuvan, some Centralasian languages (compilation CD), Chinese and some local languages there (compilation CD thats got music in, I dunno, Miao Miao or such), Hindi, Arab, Shona plus some other African languages, Sranang ... I dunno what else ...

Oh and thats CDs, records and tapes, if you count MP3s I should also have Japanese, Urdu, Persian (or whatever it is they speak there), Italian and there's an LP with Socialist struggle songs from each EU member state so that should add up too, and come to think of it a WMA recording of a radioshow with The Internationale in two dozen versions from around the world ... so ... whatever ;-)
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:21 pm
No Argentine tangos?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:29 pm
Let's see:

Lots and lots in English.
Lots in Spanish.
A lot in Italian.
Several in Portuguese (Good Lord, Walter!, I can't believe you have none)
Some in French.
More than a couple in German (Udo Lindeberg, Nina Hagen, some Opera).
A couple in Neapolitan (Pino Daniele, Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare).
At least one in Latin (Misae Brevis, by Zoltan Kodaly).
One in Arabic (Lebanese love songs).
One in Serbo-Croatian (Plesme Narodne Jugolavija something).
One in Gaelic (folk)
One in Icelandic (Björk)
One in Creole (Haitian Dancing Music)
One in Hindi.
One in Tibetan, Chinese or Sanskrit, I dunno, they're mantras.
One in Yoruban.
Plus scattered songs in Catalan, Modenese (Spanish and Italian artists) and one song in Rumanian from a recent top hits albums.

And my "Les Luthiers" records, with phony English, phony Latin, phony Italian, phony Portuguese, phone Russian, phony German, etc.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:35 pm
I forgot Japanese.
A few of the songs of the salsa group "Orquesta de La Luz" are in Japanese.

http://wpmf.org/img/dellus2.jpg


Yes, "Orquesta de La Luz" is a Japanese salsa group. Good enough to sell records on this side of the Pacific and to give concerts in the Caribbean.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 01:38 pm
fbaezer wrote:
One in Icelandic (Björk)

Oh yeah I got the Icelandic version of the Sugarcubes' Birthday, absolutely beautiful, one of my all-time favourite things!

fbaezer wrote:
One in Serbo-Croatian (Plesme Narodne Jugolavija something).

I believe that is the same album I got! Well, same title anyway. Tho I suppose there must have been plenty of collected recordings titled that. Does it have like, blue sea on the cover with some rugged mountain or some such coast? I think mine does ... its from my mum's, tho probly originally from my father's ...

fbaezer wrote:
And my "Les Luthiers" records, with phony English, phony Latin, phony Italian, phony Portuguese, phone Russian, phony German, etc.

Whats those?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 04:42 pm
An amazing Argentinian group (I turned our late friend cavfancier into a Luthier aficionado, I hope I can do that with you too).
They have the craziest instruments and combine refined humor with great music.

http://www.lesluthiers.org/
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2005 04:48 pm
nimh wrote:
fbaezer wrote:
One in Serbo-Croatian (Plesme Narodne Jugolavija something).

I believe that is the same album I got! Well, same title anyway. Tho I suppose there must have been plenty of collected recordings titled that. Does it have like, blue sea on the cover with some rugged mountain or some such coast? I think mine does ... its from my mum's, tho probly originally from my father's ...


Nah, this one has several dancers on the countryside, with their folk costumes. As corny as the other cover, but not the same Smile
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