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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8 Responses to Language quiz

  1. joe mock says:

    Romance, probably one of the Swiss dialects?

  2. MadFall says:

    Esperanto? It sounds like it’s not the mother tongue of the people speaking.

  3. Mut says:

    Definitely not Esperanto.

    It sounds Romance, maybe Aromanian?

  4. old_nomad says:

    Romansh/Rumantsch, perhaps? In some places of the record it sounds Italian-like, but with different phonetics and flexions.

  5. Roger Bowden says:

    Without first reading the other opinions I guessed one of the Romansh dialects from Grisons but reserve the right to be equally wrong.

  6. Daydreamer says:

    Alexandros Kefalas instead of Jesus this time? Makes it easier, doesn’t it?.
    According to Google he is an athlete who started at the Sotchi Winter Olympics in the skeleton competition for Greece, but didn’t make it to the final heat.
    And the reason why a somewhat unknown Greek athlete is the subject of a Swiss radio or TV broadcast is simply because Kefalas has made his home in Switzerland.
    That makes me think that our language of the day is Romantsch, while the other Rhaeto-Romance languages are spoken in Italy.

  7. Christopher Miller says:

    I guess seveal others have beaten me to it.. I can definitely hear the Rumansch “tgi” which corresponds to Italian “chi” or French “qui” for “who”.

  8. Simon says:

    The answer is Romansh (Rumantsch), a Romance language spoken in the Swiss canton of Grisons (Graubünden).

    The recording comes from Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha.

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