Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Do you know or can you guess which language it’s in?
I recognized the conjunction ‘et’, I think. That would make it Romance. But what can sound like that? Ladin?
Trond, maybe Ladino? Though I thought it sounded kind of German most of the way through, myself.
sounds like some sort of language used by the indians in western movies :) really strange :)
Or some Dutch/German dialect?
It sounds, well, Jewish to me. I second Ladino.
IMHO it doesn’t particularly sound like German, Spanish, or Hebrew, so I doubt it’s Yiddish or Ladino.
Perhaps … Neo-aramaic?
One of the Iranian languages maybe?
2nd that, sounds persio-iranian.
I agree with TJ, Miami. In old posts, Simon did the same, he put a new language on written system and at the blog, a misterous language. Why should be different?!.
It isn’t Miami – I couldn’t find any recordings in that language.
Here’s a clue – this language is used as a liturgical language and has no native speakers.
Then it must be Coptic.
syriac? but im not sure if that still has speakers or not…
Something somehow related to Hebrew??
Aramaic? if a liturgical lang??
Early New High German, Ge’ez or Ladino? :)
Well, I’m pretty sure it’s *not* Sanskrit…
Shot in the dark: Classical Arabic?
Sanskrit or Pali?
Yes, I’m just rattling off liturgical languages, I don’t actually know what they sound like. If it’s a dead language I imagine it would be in the “accent” of the speaker’s native language…
prase got it – it is Coptic, which is used by Egyptian Christians as a liturgical language.
The recording comes from Lowlands-L.
wish I had posted it earlier, but I was thinking that the recording did not sound like a natural native speaker, but instead someone reading a liturgical or academic language that he was not native to.
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