Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?

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9 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Jurčík says:

    sounds Lakota or other Indian language

  2. Jurčík says:

    I thing it’s any Indian language, but what?

  3. Jurčík says:

    I heard the uvular plosive /q/.

  4. TJ says:

    wow this one really sounds weird hmmm

    Amharic?

  5. TJ says:

    LOL it’s Koasati!!
    should’ve checked the News page first before the blog LOL

  6. Jurčík says:

    TJ: I was look at the news page and see this too!

  7. Christopher Miller says:

    Yup, I found it too. I would never have guessed: I was convinced it sounded like something from western Eurasia.

  8. Simon says:

    You’re right – the answer is Koasati (Kowassaáti), which is spoken mainly in Louisiana and Texas in the USA.

    The recording comes from Koasati (Coushatta) Language Project.

  9. Formiko says:

    While my grandma was a full blood Cherokee, my dad lived on the Seminole reservation in Florida. Although he didn’t speak Cherokee, he was fluent in Seminole (Creek) another Muskogean language. Both Seminole and Koasati have similar cadences, Seminole has more plosives, and sounds a little harsher.I’m partial to Cherokee.
    ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏆᏓᎨᏳᎭ!
    jálagi agwadá geyúha