ChoralNet: "Music" (the word) in many languages
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 17:37:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Christine L Bock
Subject: "music" in many languages - results - LONG
WOW!!!!! I had no idea I'd get so many replies to my inquiry about how to
say music in other languages. Thanks to all of you knowledgable people
who answered. This is for a project that will hopefully integrate music
into several other subject areas, including geography, and social studies.
Many of you expressed interest in the results and asked that a compilation
be posted to the list. I've included all the replies, even though there
are duplicates. So here goes....
swedish - musik
finnish - musiikki
danish - musik
norwegian - musikk
Musicum, Linköpings universitet, S-581 83 LINKÖPING, Sweden
Tel. + 46 (0)13 28 40 40, fax + 46 (0)13 28 27 70, NMT + 46 (0)10 691 61
In Turkish it is Müzik !
From: Ulrik Olason
Icelandic: Tonlist means music (the o in tonlist has an accent)
Tel. +354 552 7415
muzyka - Lithuanian
muzik - Albanian
ice - Tamil
mijucik - Tamil
musica - Latin
Monika Fahrnberger, Vienna, Austria
Try hooking up with the children's music network - there are several members
from other countries (including Israel) that could help you. becky
In Irish Gaelic, Music is
Urban Sky Consort
From: Kristin & Charlie Kehler
Hindi: Sangheet (short a, as in "uh")
Tamil: Isai (short first i, glide on the "s")
Sanskrit, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam:
Sangheetam (final "a" also short)
From: "Essie [iso-8859-1] Dubé"
After I read your message, I decided to do a web search. I entered
"+foreign +language +dictionaries" and it came back with a slew of things.
One particularly wonderful site is:
Once you're there, click "other languages" in the left sidebar. You will
be transported to a page that has (in addition to the languages you
mentioned) 15 others -- down to English-Esperanto!! A dictionary online is
a great idea.
PO Box 254
Wisner, LA 71378
Musikk in Norsk (norwegian)
International School of Stavanger, Norway (ISS)
Head - Fine Arts Department
e-mail address: garyaw(a)online.no
ISS fax # - 47 51 55 2962 (dial 011 first from the US)
From: Lucas M Weiss
Moosiki (accent on last "i") means music in Greek.
Westminster Choir College
In portuguese it is called:
Musica. It is pronounced much the same way as Spanish and Italian.
that is also how it is called in Ladino (the jewish spanish dialect.)
Baritone in Rio de Janeiro
Bulgarian : Is pronounced "muzika" but is spelled in cyrillic that
looks sort of like this : MY3NKA (but turn the "N" around backwards)
Russian look similar: MY3blKA
Rumanian: MUZICA (put a little "u" or a the mouth of a smiley face over
the final "a"
Head Serials Cataloger
The General Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin
The word "music" in the Slovene language is
very different: they say "glasba".
Slovenia is the northernmost of the former
Yugoslav regions, bordering on Italy,
Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It gained
its independence in 1991 and is a beautiful
alpine country with a tiny stretch of coast
on the Adriatic. It also has a fantastic
choral tradition - they say that if you
put two Slovenes in a room you have a
choir. As an Aussie visitor (with no
family ties or other vested interests),
I found that to be absolutely true!
Francis Young, 11/30 Victoria Ave, Concord West NSW 2138
AUSTRALIA Tel. (+61-2) 9736 3105 Work: 9648 5877
From: "Joseph M. Young"
Polish: muzyka (MOO-zik-ah)
From: Kathy Sladek
According to the International Dictionary by Ouseg:
Czech - hubda (f)
Danish - musik (c)
Dutch - muziek (c)
Finnish - musiikki
French - musique (f)
German - die Musik
Hungarian - zene
Italian - musica (f)
Croatian - glazba (f)
Norwegian - musikk (c)
Polish - muzyka (f)
Portuguese - musica (f) (accent over "u")
Rumanian - musica (f) (short vowel sound mark over "a")
Slovak - hudba (f)
Spanish - musica (f) (accent over "u")
Swedish - musik
Turkish - misika;musiki
It also lists Russian Serbian & Ukranian, but not in Roman-style, so I
cannot send them to you. Hope this helps.
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in Danish: musik (pronounced MOO-zeek)
Muzika (pron MOO-zih-kuh) in Russian, perhaps also Polish.
From: "C.Szalai, Agnes"
In Hungarian we have two expressions: zene and muzsika
In Czech: hudba
In Finnish: musiikki
In Flemish and Dutch: Muziek
In Latin and Italian: musica
In Serbian: svirka
In Croatian: glazba
It's "zene" in Hungarian (same z and n as in English, and the e's are halfway
between our e of bed and a of hat). DR
Music, in Polish, is musyka. In Latin, it is musica. Not very interesting,
Judith Conrad, Clavichord Player (jconrad(a)sunspot.tiac.net)
Director of Fall River Fipple Fluters
Church Musician at First Congregational Church, Bristol, R. I.
Piano and Harpsichord Tuner-Technician
* Norman-Illis Reintamm *
* Conductor *
* Estonian National Opera *
* (Teater Estonia) *
* Tallinn, ESTONIA *
* EE0001 *
* norman(a)teleport.ee *
From: Caitlin McLaughlin
The Hebrew for song is SHIR, pronounced "sheer," or ZEMER, pronounced
"zeh-mehr." (Short e).
First United Methodist Church of Akron
From: Paul Mestrom
In Dutch you write the word as 'muziek'; pronunciation something like
'müzeek' (with a short 'ee' ). In Turkish it will sound like 'moezik' (with
a short 'oe'). As I have many Turkish pupils in the classes I teach music
to, I sometimes hear the word.
Music in Japanese = "ongaku" (ohn - gah - koo) - all syllables equally
From: Vlad Morosan
In Russian it's "mu-zy-ka" with the stress on the first syllable. The
"y" of the second syllable is a "short" -ih- vowel, similar to "it", but
a little darker.
From: Robert Irwin Engle
In the Estonian language, "music" is "muusika" -- pronounced "moo'-see-kah".
From: Natalia Juszkiewicz
I come from Poland when we call music as a MUZYKA (MOOZICA)
From: Dirk Smits
Music in DUTCH
Music in LATIN
Music in Hebrew is "Moo-see-ka" with the accent on the 1st syllable.
Oddly enough, it's the same word in Latin if I remember right: "Musica".
Barnett Music Productions
Dutch = muziek
Polish = muzyk
Portuguese = musica
Turkish = muzik (umlaut over the u)
Swedish = musik
From: Greg E Shepherd
It's "ongaku" in Japanese.
Music in Romanian:
muzica = MOO-zee-kah
From: Kayla Werlin
Yin yue - chinese!
(wo ay chun guh - I love to sing!)