languages listing for The Pagan (1929)

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I am wondering about how to list the languages used in the movie, The Pagan (1929) - tt0020253. It is ostensibly a silent movie, with intertitles primarily in English, but a few intertitles in Polynesian. However, there are also some musical interludes that apparently were part of the original release, those songs all in English.

My general thought was to list the languages as such (language, attribute, order):
English, (songs), 1
English, (intertitles), 2
Polynesian, (intertitles), 3

My rationale for having two English entries is that it is not a completely silent movie, and as such <none> as a language, as is the case with silent movies, doesn't seem to apply, the English songs replacing what would have been <none> in that number 1 position.

Or should the two English listings be combined into one entry, and Polynesian moved into number 2?
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Hi Gene,

Yes it's best to combine these into one entry and have English (songs and intertitles) then Polynesian.

I hope this helps.