Some unusual foreign genres of music you’ve probably never heard of if you’re from the US or Europe.

Dangdut: an Indonesian genre of music that combines Indian, Middle Eastern, Malay, Latin and rock music and uses guitars, synthesizers, gendang drums, tabla, flute, bass guitar, and tambourine.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4v67XwNFH7Q

Campursari: Indonesian genre of music that’s a mix of traditional and modern Javanese music with keroncong influences. The instruments vary, but are generally a small gamelan ensemble combined with Western instruments like electronic keyboards, guitar, and saxophone. It originated in the 1960’s with the modern form happening in 1988 with Manthous.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JGvF7dFEQqI

Keroncong: Indonesian genre originating in the 1920’s that uses violin, ukulele, guitar, upright bass, cello, flute and nowadays, electronic keyboards. It’s looked upon as nostalgic but really old school by most Indonesians these days, though a revival is happening.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDGkHfTNEzc

Luk Thung: a Thai genre of country music, uses a mixture of Thai and Western instruments, though the latter are used more often nowadays, such as guitar, bass, drums or drum machine, synthesizers and keyboards, saxophone, and accordion. Popular in the 60’s in Thailand.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ1T1iEwUg8

Morlam: Northern Thai/Isān country music which has an uptempo beat with the following instruments: guitar, phin (Thai lute), khæn (Thai mouth organ), bass, drums, keyboards especially set to synth sounds/Farfisa or YC-45D organ settings/ethnic instruments sounds/brass section, accordion, saxophone, and in more traditional genres flutes, panpipes, reed horns, and other stuff.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mAIBzGBXlTE

Somali pop: Somalian popular music genre with pentatonic scales and synthesized backing.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FZREfggd0_0&t=0s&index=2&list=PLA4446A38A543BD54

Duranguense: Mexican music genre with cheesy synth tuba and trumpet backing, synthesizers playing melody lines and bass and chords, trombones, saxophones, and drums.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUX7EabkdQ0

Cumbia Villera: a Latino genre with explicit lyrics (both profanity and sexually explicit lyrics) originating in Argentina. They use synthesizers to create the music as well as bass guitar, drums, and rhythm guitar.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j6CUfl4aX9s

Rigsar: Bhutanese popular music with 6/8 time beats used in Bhutanese cinema and TV shows. The most popular music genre in Bhutan.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wvK3D59E2Ok

Lok Dohori: Nepali folk music played with keyboard backing and flutes and other instruments.

Example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2fSZ_G9kos

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My Asian/European IAL (auxlang)

Let’s get started with the basics.

The alphabet first

There are 49 letters in this language’s alphabet

Aa Āā Bb Cc Çç Dd Ḍḍ Ee Ēē Ff Gg Ġġ Hh Ħħ Ii Īī Jj Kk Ḳḳ Ll Ĺĺ Mm Nn Ŋŋ Ññ Oo Ōō Öö Ȫȫ Pp Qq Rr Ŕŕ Ṙṙ Ss Şş Tt Ṭṭ Uu Ūū Üü Ǖǖ Vv Ww Ẉẉ Xx Yy Ẏẏ Zz Ȥȥ

the vowels with the macrons can also be written as double vowels, ö can be oe, ü can be ue, ç can be ch, d with dot can be dh, g with dot can be gx, h with bar can be xh, k with dot as kx, l with accent as lj, n with hook as ng, ñ as nj, r with acute as rj, r with dot as rr, s with cedilla as sh, t with dot as th, w with dot as wh, y with dot as yh, and z with hook as zh.

lets get started with the pronunciation

b, g, h, k, m, p, s, w, and z are the same as in English.

a is /ə/ or a in about.

ā is /ɑ/ or a in all.

c is /ʑ/ which is similar to the English s in pleasure, but a little more y colored, and as in the Polish ź.

ç is /d͡ʑ/ which is close to English j in jam. Also as in Polish dź or dzi as in dzień.

d is /d̪/ which is the English d with the tip of the tongue touching the front teeth.

ḍ is /ð/ which is the Th in then.

e is /ɛ/ which is the e in bend.

ē is /e/ which is similar to the English ay diphthong in lay, but is a pure vowel.

f is /ɸ/ which is the English f with lips pressed together. The same sound exists in Japanese.

ġ is /ɣ/ which is the same as in Scottish English loch, but voiced.

ħ is /χ/ which is the ch in Scottish English word loch, but deeper in the throat.

i is /ɪ/ which is the same as the i in English bit.

ī is /i/ which is the same as the ee in English see, but shorter.

j is /j/ which is the same as the y in English yes.

l is /l̪/ which is the same as the Spanish and Italian l in la.

ĺ is /ʎ/ which is similar to the lli in million.

n is /n̪/ which is the Spanish and Italian n.

ŋ is /ŋ/ as in English ng in sing.

ñ is /ɲ/ which is Spanish ñ and Italian gn.

o is /ɔ/ which is the o in hot.

ō is /o/ which is a monophthongized long o.

ö is /œ/ which is a short ö in German, or the œu in cœur in French.

q is /t͡s/ as in English ts in cats.

r is /ɾ/ which is a tapped r, like in some speakers pronunciation of the tt in butter, or the r in Spanish sera.

ŕ is /ɹʲ/ which has no equivalent in English. It’s a y-colored English r.

ṙ is /r/ which is a trill.

ş is /ɕ/ which is the Polish ś or si as in Misia.

t is /t̪/ which is the Italian t.

ṭ is /θ/ which is the Th in thin.

u is /ʊ/ which is the u in pull.

ū is /u/ or the oo in cool but shorter.

v is /β/ which is the second b in Spanish beber.

ẉ is /ɰ/ which is w without rounding the lips.

x is /t͡ɕ/ which is the Pinyin q or Polish ć as in cześć.

y is /ɟ/ which is similar to the British pronunciation of d in duty.

ẏ is /ç/ which is the ch in German Ich.

ȥ is /d͡z/ which is the ds in beads.

thats it for now.