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  • Nov 30, 2011
  • 11:16 AM

A Brief History of Singing in Invented Languages

William Weir / Slate Magazine
Many musicians sound like they’re singing in an otherworldly tongue; relatively few actually endeavor to invent their own language. There are, however, a handful of ambitious souls who do just that. Among the better known examples is the band Sigur Rós, which released a live album Inni, earlier this month. Inni features a few songs in “Vonlenska,” which is Anglicized as “Hopelandic,” ...

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