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. Ryan says:

    I think the language he use is Chinese. He is talking in his phone.

  2. Simon says:

    It isn’t Chinese. The sound quality was poor, but I’ve found a way to improve it now.

  3. Sameer says:

    With the tones, syllabic [n̩], labial-velar [k͡p], and fairly-average-sounding vowel system, I’m guessing it’s a language of West Africa. My random guess from that region will be Igbo. Am I close?

  4. Simon says:

    It is spoken in West Africa, but belongs to a different branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

  5. Simon says:

    The language is Vai (ꕙꔤ), a Mande language spoken in parts of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    The recording comes from YouTube.

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