Musical language

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Musical languages are constructed languages based on musical sounds, which tend to incorporate articulation. Unlike tonal languages, focused on stress, and whistled languages, focused on pitch bends, musical languages distinguish pitches or rhythms. Whistled languages are dependent on an underlying spoken languages and are used in various cultures as a means for communication over distance, or as secret codes. The mystical concept of a language of the birds tries to connect the two categories, since some authors[who?] of musical a priori languages have speculated about a mystical or primeval origin of the whistled languages.[citation needed]

Constructed musical languages[edit]

There are only a few language families as of now such as the Solresol language family, Moss language family, and Nibuzigu language family.

The Solresol family is a family of a posteriori languages (usually English) where a sequence of 7 notes of the western C-Major scale or the 12 tone chromatic scale are used as phonemes.

Kobaïan is a language constructed by Christian Vander of the band Magma, which uses elements of Slavic and Germanic languages,[2] but is based primarily on 'sonorities, not on applied meanings'.[3]

Musically influenced languages[edit]

  • Hymmnos

In fiction[edit]

In Film and other Media[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Koestner, Bruce. "Eaiea". BizHosting. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Stump, Paul (July 1995). "Different Drummer: Magma - interview with Christian Vander, page 2". The Wire. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  3. ^ MacDonald, Ian (1975). "An Irresistible Life Force". Ork Alarm!. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2009

External links[edit]

  • "Domila" at
  • Koestner Bruce. "Eaiea". BizHosting.