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What language is this?
« on: April 14, 2018, 03:40:00 PM »
https://funnyjunk.com/channel/cute/Some+neat+dance/LrjwLYe/

Nice song. Catchy. Is it typical of the folk music of whatever region this is from as far as language?
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 03:53:40 PM »
sounds like Hungarian. I am pretty sure it is Hungarian or a similar Slavic language
They use a lot of "sh" in their pronunciation, just as us Poles.
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 04:07:09 PM »
I was leaning towards Hungarian as well, since it's rather unique.

Any other thoughts, or someone who knows for sure?
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 01:23:50 PM »
It's Mari.  Distantly related to Hungarian, but closer to Finnish and Estonian.
 
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 04:44:51 PM »
She's singing in English with a heavy New York accent.
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 04:58:22 PM »
It's Mari.  Distantly related to Hungarian, but closer to Finnish and Estonian.

What's the song about, if you happen to understand it?
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
What's the song about, if you happen to understand it?

I don't.  I recognized the language as Uralic sounding, and the dress looks like cultural clothing from the central Urals, so I just started googling "X Uralic language song" and when I got to Mari, this video was the 2nd or 3rd that popped up.

The first one I tried was Mordvin, I thought this song was cool sounding:


And this song in Tatar.  It has kind of a Russian pop sound to it, but the language is pretty:


Here's a Kalmyk song.  You can really hear the closeness to Mongolian in it.


And here's a Khanty song.  There aren't many people who speak it left, but it is one of two languages that are the closest to Hungarian.


 
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Re: What language is this?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »
And this song in Tatar. It has kind of a Russian pop sound to it, but the language is pretty:


It sounds very similar to Turkish.

You can instantly recognize it if you're familiar with the sounds and words of Turkish. They're both from the same family.
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