Sing or Dance – A Linguistic Distinction?

March 6, 2015

In his book, “This is Your Brain on Music“, Daniel J. Levitin an describes interesting aspect of the Sesotho language of South Africa:

The Sesotho verb for singing (ho bina), as in many of the world’s languages, also means to dance; there is no distinction …

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  1. mcguirepiano says:

    Our Germanic and Romantic languages do make a distinction, but I find this observation intriguing. Music is moving!