Johanna wrote:That a difference is made between Meänkieli and Finland-Finnish is a bit strange though, there are five Sami languages spoken in the country that are all lumped together, and Romani isn't exactly known for being homogeneous either.
vijayjohn wrote:Chuvash is basically the only Turkic language that is not mutually intelligible with the other Turkic languages.
voron wrote:vijayjohn wrote:Chuvash is basically the only Turkic language that is not mutually intelligible with the other Turkic languages.
I'm pretty sure Sakha and other Nothern Turkic are not intelligible either.
Nice song btw! I do like your entries, vijay (and now that I finally have an unlimited internet at home I can enjoy them as much as I want)!
I wonder why Turkic and Finno-Ugric languages spoken in Russia sound so much like Russian (with palatal consonants and vowel reduction). Was there a comparable mutual influence?
Youngfun wrote:Yeah, those for me are very minority languages.
While the languages of the songs you post are: I-could-never-imagine-such-languages-spoken-by-so-few-people-in-geographical-places-that-I've-never-heard-let-alone-the-languages-could-exist-in-the-world.
I have no clue which variety of Ladin they sing in, maybe IpseDixit can enlighten us on this point.
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