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If Languages Were Instruments

If languages were instruments, English, the language of my own America, Would be something like a piano. Each word is clear and sharp- When we sing, the note does not waver. But I suppose it's more fair to say that English is something like an electronic keyboard With two hundred different modes because English Has so many different versions, Adaptations of other instruments, Emulations, or imitations, however you want To think of it; there is no accent that cannot Be reconfigured to be Played on keys in distinct shades Of black or white. Arabic though... Arabic is more like a violin. The sound of Arabic Flies up and down the scale In deliciously smooth legato, Stopping to linger on vibrato; Poignant

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