Monthly Archives: June 2009

Eeee ee

The title of this post is not a typo, but is in fact the third person singular feminine form of the future tense of the verb to eat (ee [i:]) in Manx, or in other words means “She will eat”. I came across it while reading about the Manx language the other day and as […]

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Language, Manx 19 Comments

Mysterious inscription

This photo was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who is curious to know what the inscription means. The inscription, which he thinks might be in Russian or Bulgarian, appears on a gravestone in a cemetry in Rhinebeck, NY. Can any of you help?

Language, Puzzles 15 Comments

Name the language

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess which language it’s in and where it’s spoken?

Language, Quiz questions 15 Comments

Polishing off your Polish

There’s apparently been a significant increase in the numbers of people learning Polish in recent years, especially since 2004, according to this article, and many of them come from the UK or Ireland. Many language schools that used to teach mainly English and German to Poles are now offering courses in Polish as a foreign […]

Language, Language learning, Polish 18 Comments

Cree language challenge

The inhabitants of the Norway House Cree Nation (Kinosao Sipi), a small community in northern Manitoba in Canada, have been challenged by their chief, Marcel Balfour, to become proficient in Cree (kinose’wi si’pi’hk) by the year 2020, according to an article I found the other day. The band’s council have decided to make Cree the […]

Endangered languages, Language, Language learning 7 Comments