Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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9 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Athel Cornish-Bowden says:

    It sounds like Arabic to me.

  2. Dan, ad nauseam says:

    I think I hear cognates to Hebrew “v;” for “and” and “emar” for “said.”

  3. TJ says:

    It’s African. Not sure though, but I think it’s relative to Somali or Ethiopian (Amharic).

  4. xistera says:

    A South Semitic language – Tigre?

  5. Lynnie says:

    Sounds quite Afro-Asiatic…something that’s related to Amharic or Somali maybe. But definitely not Tibeto-Burman….haha

  6. Daydreamer says:

    The speaker has a French intonation somehow. That would point to the former French colonies in
    Northwest Africa: Mauritania, Marocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
    While I’m sure this time that it’s not Hassaniya spoken in Mauritania, it could be a Berber language of Marocco such as Tamasheq.

  7. jimutavahana says:

    Sounds like Tigrinya

  8. Simon says:

    The answer is Tadaksahak, a Songhai language spoken mainly in Mali, and also known as Daosahaq, Daoussahaq, Daoussak, Dausahaq or Dawsahaq.

    The recording comes from the GRN.

  9. Dan, ad nauseam says:

    We were all significantly wrong focusing in AA.

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