I am guessing you read this from Urban Dictionary? If you scroll down to the second entry, it says "speaking in an unknown language", which fits better in this example imo. "The priest speaks in tongues", which means they speak in an unknown language that is only understood by god (or some divine being I guess).
Geez, it might not be the case for everyone who's had it, but that sounds a lot like being possessed :P Thanks for clarifying!
Here I got this link from the Wikipedia page called "Tungomålstalande". The English Wikipedia page "Glossolalia" has links to about 30 other languages. Lot of examples on Youtube too.
(To go straight to the tungor part skip ahead to about 1:45) http://www.perkornhall.se/LivetsOrd/media/Sound/gorillor.mp3
The term actually has its root back to the Bible. Been speaking English as a second language for quite some time but never came across this one. Good and interesting to know! Thought it meant when sb is speaking in a way that makes it very difficult for people to understand them lol
Aren't there more important things to learn than knowing how to say this?... Sometimes i wish duoling had a little more customization, so that we could chose not to learn some stuff and learn other stuff. This sentence is something i never used in neither my mother tongue or english, and that i probably will never use again after duolingo.
It is my impression that 90% of what we get in DL is pretty basic and widely applicable, and there is another !0% that is sort of a "fun" component to keep it from all seeming likely drudgery and semi-mindless repetition. Getting the reward of the little bonus bits helps make the entire exercise more enjoyable (even addictive?) for me. After all, even in a phrase like this one, the individual words are pretty basic and useful to anyone, and with a wide base of users, most of those users are going to find some fraction of these "useless" phrases pertinent to their own interests (maybe to the extent that they don't even realize that other readers might consider these particular examples to be a total waste of time). Since the entire vocabulary that one will learn completing DL for a given language is only a small percentage of what one will want to know if living in the country for an extended period of time, why worry too much about whether the little bit you learn at the start is perfectly optimized?