Speaking in tongues is nothing special... it's a manner if praying, and not what many believe. It's gibberish, but it works a lot like chanting... you're visualizing your prayers while emitting nonsensical sounds. Gives you one hell of a rush... It's NOT any form of holy language...
I'm sorry did my post project the word stupid?
Because I don't think I said anything about speaking in tongues being special, what it was or wasn't, holy or otherwise.
That may be what you have been told, or what you believe but the people I grew up with have a whole different definition. They believe god and or the holy spirit is talking thru them in an ancient language, while they are consumed by the holy spirit.
I think it's crazy. I don't see it being anything like chanting, chanting is usually based on specific words or sounds. Speaking in tongues is gibberish that makes zero sense until someone is magically able to translate.... again, god is doing that, not the person according to how my parents believed.