Language quiz

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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. Daniel Reitman says:

    Five vowel system, apparent vowel harmony. Not many unusual phonemes, but there are /t͡s/ and /ⁿd/.. Few to no consonant clusters, and the only final consonants I heard are nasals and /s/.

  2. David Eger says:

    There seem to be a lot of final glottal stops, Daniel.

  3. Daniel Reitman says:

    I did think I might have heard those, ut I wasn’t ure.

  4. Daydreamer says:

    This time my shot in the dark is
    a malayo-polynesian language spoken in Indonesia.

  5. Simon says:

    Daydreamer – you’ve got the right language family and the right country. The answer is Sasak, a Malayo-Sumbawan language spoken in West Nusa Tenggara province in Lombok in Indonesia

    The recording comes from the GRN.

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