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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5 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Renzo says:

    Glottal stops which seem phonemic, together with velar nasals initials and the ‘tl’ all point to Mesoamerican or Northern Southamerican groups, but the exact language is not possible to pinpoint: one would need to have some direct experience with that language or a near relative.

  2. Daydreamer says:

    It’s not usual that the language quiz is still unsolved on Tuesday night. Hope you’re doing fine, Simon. If not, get well soon

  3. Roger Bowden says:

    Last minute stab in the dark, an Inuit related language from Canada or Greenland.

  4. joe mock says:

    South American – the names are all pronounced as in Spanish. Beyond that …..

  5. Simon says:

    The answer is Enxet, or Southern Lengua, a Mascoian language spoken in Paraguay.

    The recording comes from the GRN.

    Daydreamer – I’m fine. I was in Harlech all day yesterday and didn’t get a chance to get online.

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