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"alexander borodin" Discussed on Lexicon Valley

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"alexander borodin" Discussed on Lexicon Valley

"You can imagine where we might start with Turkish, and it's funny how Turkish has only one of many facets that one might hit and that's because if you had an empire back, then partly because there was no such thing as broadcast partly because of different philosophies, empires that subsumed lots of different people, speaking lots of different languages generally did not have an idea that everybody was supposed to speak the language of the conquerors. The idea was that the concord people might assign a few people to. Be Able to communicate with those who are sent from on high but for the most part, other languages were thought of as just part of the deal. So by no means was Turkish spoken throughout the Ottoman Empire. But nevertheless, the rulers did speak it and you know I've never really done Turkish on this show because I didn't happen to ever have a Turkish girl I never had occasion to study Turkish but it's a very interesting language and really if you think about Turkey if you think about That interesting kind of bread loaf shaped piece of land Turkish wasn't always spoken there in that piece of land. Anatolia I. They were Indo European languages spoken that are now gone. One of them is hittite and it was discovered on tablets. Then their other ones like Levin that we here even less about then after that, the Greeks of course had quite an influence over much of the quote unquote world for a while and so a lot of Greek was spoken in Turkey and even today there. Are Mixed varieties of Greek. And Turkish together as the heritage of that then in the one thousand, the Celtics come in and they are people who speak Turkish shore Turkic I'll get to that in a second but that is how Turkey becomes a place where Turkish is spoken it took awhile in any case Turkish Turkic where do you draw the line? The truth is that Turkish is one language. Then there are a bunch of others in that region and so for example, whose beck or Wieger Cuza. Cure. Other by Johnny what's another one of them Tatar? All of those languages in my mind are kind of a big beautiful. Like I as somebody who knows about them from a distance, I can barely tell them apart on the page. All of those are referred to as Turkic it's the Turkic language family and they do tend to run one into the other one village by village by village there some breaks along the way. But what they are is the heritage of what would started out as an original Turkic language, and as far as people know that would have started somewhere in Mongolia not. Anatolian Turkish is spoken today and the people. Who spoke this language acquired power and as people often did after a certain point, they acquired power and they started moving along and taking over other regions and so Attila the Hun until the would have spoken a Turkic variety, the cons as in Genghis Khan, they would have spoken a Turkish variety and next thing you know you have this language that would have started out something very obscure in Mongolia you know sand and stuff. Now it is spread all over a particular area of what we now think of as Asia. And if you me and nobody did accept some of you occasionally when you write me if you ask me Turkic and then also Mungo Lick and Mangala includes Mongolian, and then some other languages less heard of then a group called Tungusic that none of us have any reason to know anything about. But there is a language called man shoo fruit man to man Shoo Manchu was one of some tungusic languages and then maybe even Japanese. And Korean, although that's a stretch, all of those languages are built in the same way there are you know guinea pigs and and squirrels, and then Japanese and Korean conflict rabbits. Rabbits are not technically rodents but you know they might as well be on some level they are. There is a theory that Turkic McGoldrick Tungusic and possibly Japanese and Korean all of them constitute one family and especially Turkic Mongolian Tungusic are thought of as the Family. Now, some people say that the reason that they're all kind of alike is just because they've all been spoken near each other some people say there must have been some original outtake language but all of them are ones where the verb comes at the end instead of in the middle and all of them are ones where they have tidy endings that don't smudge together and so you don't have the scrambled eggs mixing up with French fries they're just staying separate. So the endings are nice and tidy as opposed to say English where you have something like he walks and the. Is both present tense and third person singular in many languages. You'd have something to indicate that its present and then something to indicate that it's third person. You wouldn't have the two of them together. Somebody wrote me last week and said I should use more technical terms. Well, I don't know about that. But for those of you who care about this sort of thing, I'm talking about the difference between agglutinate of languages. That's the tidy ones, and then a fusion languages which are the ones where you mix up the French fries and the scrambled eggs into something discussed. English. Language but all of these outtake varieties are agglutinate tive. So maybe all of these are family if you ask me they are but it's not sure that's another musical cue because I'm really thinking of this am metaphorically pushing the buttons one place that the Ottomans got to was nestled Petya and you know there's a musical that takes place at metropolitan area and it's Qismat which is one of my very favorites and Kismet is not just somebody who sits down smoking a cigarette and nineteen, twenty five and write some shit that is not kismet. Kismet is the music. Of Alexander Borodin with words to it by a couple of very artful guys in the music very artfully adapted to tell a story kismet is essentially classical music maybe like classical music, it's one of the most beautiful dramatic scores I know of of any kind of any nation anywhere. It's worth listen in any case this is not since Niniveh, which is actually one of the more Broadway cuts but this is based on Bardin Melody this is Joan diener singing. This is the original kismet cast album nineteen fifty-three. It's in Mono phonics and yet it still sounds like God. Or a law for today. So she is singing about Baghdad, and here we are not since Niniveh. Series still..

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