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Warabe Uta

Postby Txkun » Fri 11.24.2006 6:49 am

Hi!
I know there are some children songs to remember the godan verbs ending in the past tense (i would like to find the words somewhere) but searching for that I discovered that 'warabe uta' seems a common and important part of the basic culture of Japan.
Not having found anything in the forums I think it would be great to start a thread.

Any Japanese wants to sing for us? :D

Thanks in advance!
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Oyaji » Fri 11.24.2006 12:42 pm

So what are we supposed to do in this thread?
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby ashitaka » Fri 11.24.2006 1:01 pm

I think we are supposed to sing, but not type the song.

This should help you,
google.com
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Txkun » Fri 11.24.2006 3:30 pm

lol
well, what i wished was someone posting his favourite japanese child song with maybe a personal touch or a interesting cultural viewpoint. Something to talk about together.
If no one is interested no problem. I'm not stupid and sarcasm is not fun.
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 11.24.2006 8:05 pm

Txkun wrote:
and sarcasm is not fun.


What?! Sarcasm is one of my main reasons for living!
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby hyperconjugated » Fri 11.24.2006 9:34 pm

LOL, Sarcasm macht man doch lachen.
Mit Schattendenjedi wieder Weinachts
Bier trinken? Est is doch war! Noch
einmals lachen wir! Ich muss doch
meine Deutche sprache probieren.
Es war schon schlect :D
Irgendwann fällt jede Mauer
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Sumi » Fri 11.24.2006 10:58 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
LOL, Sarcasm macht man doch lachen.
Mit Schattendenjedi wieder Weinachts
Bier trinken? Est is doch war! Noch
einmals lachen wir! Ich muss doch
meine Deutche sprache probieren.
Es war schon schlect :D


え?何を言いましたか?ドイツ語ですか?
ねえ、あのう、弟さん、ここに遊んじゃだめだよ。あそこは酸があるんだよ。
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Oyaji » Sat 11.25.2006 12:21 am

I wasn't intending to be sarcastic.

童歌 (warabe uta) can be an interesting way of learning local dialects, and often times contain references to historic events.

「ずいずいずっころぼし」 is a song about a child who falls into a well and no one comes when he calls. Everyone is hiding form the 大名 (daimyou) - referred to as a ネズミ - who is passing through.
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby Txkun » Sat 11.25.2006 3:44 am

Thanks for the reference to ずいずいずっころぼし, Oyaji. I'll try to find the text somewhere.
Before posting I found only this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teru_teru_bozu. Very cute!
And following the link to wikipedia to Warabe Uta.
I'll try to google again but i didn't find much before.
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RE: Warabe Uta

Postby suhui » Sat 12.02.2006 9:59 am

I like 童歌! Heard the windband piece before..
Spoof!
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