Does speaking Cantonese make you a better singer?

Speaking Cantonese could give people an advantage in karaoke sessions, UBC linguistics professor Murray Schellenberg told the South China Morning Post.

Cantonese is a tone language, and considered particularly difficult to learn because of its six tones.

“Cantonese music tends to follow speech tones very closely, so singing a song in Cantonese gives a good idea of tone melody of the spoken sentence,” said Schellenberg.