A Bit Of An Explanation

I am not a professional. Not anywhere near it. But I like to think that some little observations I have about language and the social construction of it are worthwhile.

Some of these notes were originally written for acquaintances with no linguistic experience whatsoever, so please be patient through the explanations of basic concepts, and the simplistic tone.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Songs In Languages I Don't Speak - Round 9: Saigo No Dansu

L.I.D.S.: Japanese!

Is it cheating that I'm using the Japanese version of a song that's originally German? Yes. Do I care? No. The catchiness is just irresistible!

Side note about Japanese itself: To be honest again, I'm not a fan of Japanese. I'm all for languages with a lot of vowels (after all, Finnish fan), but when I hear Japanese being spoken, to me it always sounds a little...messy. Like everything is running together, almost sloppy. And of course, the script which has no phonological consistency is also a significant turnoff.

1 comment:

  1. I love Japanese! I just stopped learning it officially today since I'm leaving school and I bawled my eyes out.