It’s just a quick, random little post today because I wanted to share a lovely bit of trivia.
I’ve long maintained that a good poem can feel incredibly lyrical and rhythmic, and that a well written song reads like a poem in its own right. I thusly found it really interesting to hear that in Japan, the word ‘uta’ can apparently be used to mean both ‘poetry’ and ‘song’.
I don’t think it can be a coincidence that the country often considered the hub of great poetry writing has noticed and embraced this obvious connection between the two forms.
Do you have any fun or interesting language facts to share?