Singing to babies

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Re: Singing to babies

Post by Joon » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:37 pm

The Khmer lullaby has lyrics but most Khmers wouldn't actually sing, they would hum one part of the song over and over. That song is almost part of the cultural identity. Khmer women would naturally hum it for their infants.

But now you intrigued me! Do you think you could record just her lulling?
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Re: Singing to babies

Post by Francis » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Joon wrote:Giblet, does it go like this "a-a-a-aaaaaa~a-a-aaa-a-a-aaaa"
Yap, I DO know that one. Fully understand Giblet – if you are forced to listen to that kind of shit for several hours one is very tempted to go ballistic.
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Re: Singing to babies

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:48 pm

Joon wrote:More seriously, is it the same lullaby tune as the video below? (lullaby song starts at the 0:35-mark)
The one I'm thinking of is a similar tune, if not the same, but, I guess most people don't know the words and are just humming the tune or pretending to sing.
Joon wrote:Giblet, does it go like this "a-a-a-aaaaaa~a-a-aaa-a-a-aaaa" :D
I was thinking more of a "a-a-a-aaaaaa~~a-a-a-aa-a-aaaa, a-a-a-aa-a-aaaaa~~a-a-a-aaaaaa"

give or take an 'a'.

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Re: Singing to babies

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:58 pm

Possibly as bad as getting "Ah-WEEEEEH-um-um-a-way" stuck in your head.

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Re: Singing to babies

Post by Forktongue2 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:35 am

Actually my wife "sings" to our children and also tells them off when they are yelling and screaming in the same voice, particularly when I want a nap.

I just ask her to stop and let the kid's scream. lesser of the two evils!
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Re: Singing to babies

Post by giblet » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:29 am

Forktongue2 wrote:Actually my wife "sings" to our children and also tells them off when they are yelling and screaming in the same voice, particularly when I want a nap.

I just ask her to stop and let the kid's scream. lesser of the two evils!
Ha! Today there's a wedding next door so I can't hear the lullabies. Lesser of two evils. ;)
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