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Re: NATLANG: short, intriguing note

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 8, 2003, 8:07
Musical Bows, obviously enough.  Then from that, the Harp, and the various
forms of Lute and Lyre deriving from the attachment of hollow resonators to
the Musical Bow.

What would the words for Flute/Recorder/Fife/etc, relate to worldwide, I

Wesley Parish

On Tuesday 08 April 2003 06:35 pm, you wrote:
> "The root of the word meaning 'war' in Sudanic languages, _ta_, > is also the root of the word for musical bow in both the Sudanic and the > Bantu language families." - Sibyl Marcuse, _A Survey of Musical > Instruments_, 1975 > > --- > Hanuman Zhang > > "In the beginning was noise - raw sound, the seed sound, the One, _Nada > Brahma_, the Big Bang. And noise begat rhythm. And rhythm begat everything > else. And thus the Dance began. Rhythm and noise. There is terror in noise, > and in that terror there is also power." - adapted from writings by Mickey > Hart > > "I have the feeling that the English word 'noise' has more negative > connotations than our German word 'Gerausch'. We would describe the sound > of wind blowing as Gerausch, to imply that it's a beautiful and natural > sound. It's so stupid when people say that instead of making beautiful > sounds, I make noise...I like these sounds and this has nothing to do with > 'anti-beauty'" - Helmut Lachenmann > > "We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is > evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another > school...We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't > have any." - Erik Satie > > NADA BRAHMA - Sanskrit, "sound [is the] Godhead" > > LILA - Sanskrit, "divine play/sport/whimsy" - "the universe is what happens > when God wants to play" - "joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the > art of creation"
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."