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Music and Languages

Music has a way of soothing me in whatever time of day, especially so if the lyrics are uplifting and based on the inspiration of God’s Word (praise and worship music). It can also help one learn another language better, thanks to the lyrics that come with it. When I was learning to speak Thai, I soon realized that listening to Thai music helped me expand my Thai vocabulary πŸ™‚
For me, listening to music from other languages also serves as a reminder of the multitude of languages in the world today. The world is not monolingual, speaking only my native language (Bisaya or Cebuano) or English which is often heard, spoken or read about second only to my country’s (the Philippines) national language. That is why I treasure my small CD collection of Thai, Indonesian and Finnish music — gifts from friends who were happy to learn of my interest in Β  music from other languages, cultures. As I’ve said, there’s a huge world out there and they are not just speaking one language or living in the same culture as I do, having the same challenges and opportunities as I have. In fact, there are about 6, 900 languages in the world today, according to Joshua Project. I think it’s good for us all to remember that so that we have a bigger view of life, of living. And in my case, listening to music from different countries, cultures has helped a lot.

Thai, Finnish and English music CDs

Note: This post is linked with Blog Photo ChallengeΒ , Wednesday Whites, Green Monday

25 thoughts on “Music and Languages”

  1. Music in whatever language is really soothing to the soul. I believe that music is divinely created especially when you use it to worship the Almighty. πŸ™‚

  2. as much as i want to listen to music all the time, I can’t because my eldest is always watching TV.. hehehehe… but sometimes we play classical music and my little boys love to listen to it. bpc 70 visit.

  3. wow, over 6k! that many….how impressive….:) I would love to learn other languages.
    thanks for joining BPC!

  4. lgi oi ing ana ka daghan, sa visayas lng daan hehhe… Mommies kinda skip on listening music like that I wish i could/we could but all you can hear here at home is baby Einstein playing or baby Mozart we only listen to songs nga ing ana kong christmas sakto kaha na? ehehehe thanks for visiting..asa ka dapit sa ato?

  5. :Visiting from wednesday whites!
    good view:) kahit di mo naiintndhan ang words minsan masarap pakinggap kasi ramdam mo pa rin ang message:)

  6. i so agree, if i can listen to music all day i would but with a house full of boy’s i don’t have the time to relax and enjoy music.
    btw: thanks for the lovely comment at my blog.

  7. True enough and when I listen to music especially if its inspirational, it lightens my feelings somehow visiting from wednesday whites

  8. Yes, I agree with you. me too, my day without music sounds not good. I love listening to praise and worship and contemporary songs. visiting from ww

  9. i have gospel song from HIllsong ang Don MOen lang.. both are gifts..
    Super late visiting from BPC # 69…have a nice day! My BPC 69

  10. playing some nice music is always around us, hubby loves music in all languages too—lucky he can understand and speak few! kids getting that also which is great. nice to hear you can speak thai, i cannot but will start to study soon, just enrolled last week…pretty excited about it. πŸ™‚ keep your love for music going…
    visiting from WW, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. πŸ™‚

  11. am sure they are pleasing to ears Sis to listen πŸ™‚ Visiting late from Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return your white visit too.

  12. it’s good to learn different languages, if i will be given a chance i would love to learn korean too.
    thanks for sharing and hope to see you again on next green monday meme

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