Mystery language

You can identify the language in the following audio clip?

This language is part of a language family that spans several continents.

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18 Responses to Mystery language

  1. Ramses says:

    Sounds bit Arabic/Turkish?

  2. Simon says:

    It’s not Arabic, but is related to Turkish.

  3. AR says:

    Could it be Uzbek or Kyrgyz?

  4. TJ says:

    Mongol!? ;)

  5. Simon says:

    No, not Uzbek, Kyrgyz or Mongol.

  6. Podolsky says:

    it is no doubt a Turkic language; maybe Uyghur or possibly Tatar.

  7. TJ says:

    Pashto ………… or Azeri! ;)

  8. TJ says:

    >> Simon: I’ve sent you an email I hope you’ll get it. Many emails went astray in the past!

  9. AR says:

    TJ-Pashto is an Iranian language; it it Indo-European, not Altaic. :)

  10. Evans Knight says:

    qashqai?

  11. Ben L. says:

    Dungan, perhaps?

  12. Nikki says:

    Tatar?

  13. TJ says:

    AR: Thanks for the info!! What about Azeri? is it the same too? I heard it is close to Turkish!

  14. Podolsky says:

    This cannot be Dungan which is actually a Chinese dialect very close to Mandarin.
    The language in question must either Tatar or Uyghur.
    It is not easy to distinguish various Turkic languages since they are very similar to each other.

  15. Simon says:

    The answer is … Uyghur – well guess Podolsky.

    The clip comes from Radio Free Asia (Erkin Asiya Radio).

  16. TJ says:

    Rahmet! (Uzbek greeting!)

  17. AR says:

    TJ- Azeri is Altaic, quite similar to Turkish.

  18. TJ says:

    Tashakkur Ederim! :)