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(Mother Woke Me Up)
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The Week has an interesting article about identifying languages at a glance. A lot of it involves language specific accents. Check it out! [...]
Zelgin Uri Jackson is a 14 year old who writes his own music and sings! Here is one of his songs that I particularly enjoy, called Dance Playground. It makes you want to get up and dance! You can listen to the song and read along with the lyrics below… Recording of Dance Playground [...]
We have a recording of the Chinese song below. It’s called Red Rooster. Can anyone help with a translation so we can add it to our Chinese Song Pages? ...''' ?"?"''? ?'?' ?'?' " - ...''' ''? [...]
The Portuguese first made contact with Japan in 1543. This started the Nanban Trade Period which extended several decades. During this time, the Portuguese introduced tempura and refined sugar to Japan. Sadao Mazuka wrote to me about some of these culinary influences… Konpeito (?'- = [...]
Ruth Cooper wrote to us asking for help with a Yiddish or Russian rhyme that’s a finger game. Here’s her email: The finger game I am trying to track down has motions that go with it. The words (from close to 80 years ago) were something like: Pippa kasa varele, nafshe studge [...]
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